Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 0.3-1.0 metres; 1.0-3.0 feet Spread: 0.22-0.3 metres; 0.75-1.0 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to wet Wildlife: Attracts butterflies; larval host for Common Buckeye and Baltimore Checkerspots Bloom Colour: Lilac purple Tolerates: Deer and wet soil Culture: Grow in moist to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Best in part shade. Naturalizes in optimum growing conditions by both self-seeding and creeping rhizomes. Noteworthy Characteristics: Monkey flower is a rhizomatous, upright perennial which typically occurs in swampy areas, wet meadows, pond/streambanks and low woods. Typically grows 1-3' tall, it features lilac-purple, snapdragon-like flowers .Each flower purportedly resembles the face of a smiling monkey (hence the common name). Flowers bloom throughout the summer. Garden Uses: Best naturalized in moist to wet soils in water gardens, bog gardens, wet meadows, water margins or low spots.
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