Herb: Great Purple Monkey Flower


Latin name: Mimulus lewisii


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Great Purple Monkey Flower:

Poultice.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Moist areas, stream edges and wet slopes. In and along streams from moderate to high elevations.

Edible parts of Great Purple Monkey Flower:

Leaves and stems - raw or cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only lightly cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed it can also be sown in situ in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Very easy, large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of softwood, 5cm long in spring or summer.

Cultivation of Great Purple Monkey Flower:

Moist areas, stream edges and wet slopes. In and along streams from moderate to high elevations.

Known hazards of Mimulus lewisii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.