Mimulus lewisii

Mimulus lewisii Mimulus lewisii
Photo on Left by Andrey Zharkikh

This lovely West Coast native flowers June-Sept. The downy greyish leaves are a good setting for the handsome deep rose flowers (often blotched maroon) with yellow throat of the usual monkey-flower shape, 1 1/2”-2” wide. Boasting an attractive, mounding form 1-3’ high and wide, this native wildflower from the Sierra Nevadas and parts of the Rockies is typically found growing along stream beds and seasonally moist meadows. Requires properly cold Winters for its mandatory dormancy period and is best suited to higher elevations.



CA Native Perennial
USDA zones 4-7