Plant Care Allegheny Monkeyflower

Allegheny Monkeyflower

About Allegheny Monkeyflower

Mimulus ringens is a rhizomatous, upright perennial. It is best grown in part shade. It's host plant for the Common Buckeye and Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies.


Mimulus ringens

Also known as

Allegheny monkeyflower and square-stemmed monkeyflower

How to care for Allegheny Monkeyflower


How often to water your Allegheny Monkeyflower

Water needs for Allegheny Monkeyflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Allegheny Monkeyflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Allegheny Monkeyflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Allegheny Monkeyflower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Allegheny Monkeyflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Allegheny Monkeyflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Allegheny Monkeyflower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Allegheny Monkeyflower: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Allegheny Monkeyflower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Allegheny Monkeyflower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Allegheny Monkeyflower

Allegheny Monkeyflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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