The introduction of the Monkey Flower
to the UK can be traced to the early 19th century.
Garden-friendly choices include California lilac (Ceanothus), coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), monkey flower
(Mimulus), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), and white sage (Salvia apiana).
My neighborhood botanical census includes no more than a handful of species--coast live oak, flowering currant, monkey flower
, Douglas iris--native to the coast of Northern California.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a useful list of native rain garden plants by region, such as blue lobelia and cinnamon fern in the Northeast; cardinal flower and giant coneflower in the deep South; and ironweed, monkey flower
and big-toothed sunflower in the Midwest.
MIMULUS OR SCARLET MONKEY FLOWER
- yellowthroated, orangered flowers.
Flowers sprawl over the ground: red columbine, pink shooting stars, magenta pentstemon, purple aster, pink monkey flower
, and orange tiger lilies.
On a recent visit, bright monkey flower
blossoms covered the ground at the Browder Ridge trailhead, and nearby rhododendrons still bloomed.
Useful flowers for healing grief, emptiness, sorrow, depression, loneliness: Star of Bethlehem for grief Mustard for depression; Gorse uplifts hopelessness; Queen Ann's Lace integrates sexuality, with spirituality; Pink Monkey Flower
eases feelings of unworthiness and shame; Sage gives the ability to bless and value life experience.
Other good bets are bee balm or wild bergamot, cardinal flower, trumpet creeper, ocotillo, lupines, scarlet monkey flower
and fire pink.
The site, once a farm, is being restored to its native San Diego heritage with plants such as California sagebrush, coastal sage, coast blue lilac, western sycamore, and monkey flower
I see you, monkey flower
," says Piki in the show's first episode, gazing fondly upon her friend.