Monkey flowers, also known as Mimulus, are flowers that grow on shrubs. The flowers’ faces look like a monkey’s face, hence the name. They are native to the US throughout California, Oregon and Washington. They are usually annual plants that grow well in partial shade and have a long bloom period from spring throughout the summer. Monkey flowers can be cut for indoor flower displays anytime they are in bloom.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Go out to your garden in the morning and select the monkey flowers you want to cut. Choose flowers that are newly opened.
Cut the flowers from the shrub about 8 to 12 inches down the stem to allow plenty of room for the flower to be placed in water.
Fill a vase 2/3 full of water.
Remove any extra foliage from the stem and place the cut monkey flowers in fresh water.