Lavender Musk aka Square-Stemmed Monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens)
This pretty pond plant produces many 1" lavender-purple flowers resembling snap-dragons on tall stalks with soft green foliage. Lavender Musk has a long blooming season and gives nice late season color to the water garden. When foliage appears old or bloomed out, cut back for a new flush of foliage and hopefully blooms. Attractive when planted among blue rush or sedge. The name monkeyflower comes from the shape of the bloom from the front, which someone thought had the shape of a monkey's face. Multiplies by underground runners. US native.
Hardiness Zone: 5-11
Planting Container: We recommend a 2 gallon solid planting container or a medium planting bag.
Light Requirements: full sun to part shade
Height: 20"-30" - Spread 12" to 20"
Water Depth: Moist soil or water up to 6" deep (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)
For planting instructions see our: Planting Instructions for Bog Plants Page.