Yes! There really is a monkey flower.

As a kid, founder Jaime Giorgi’s climbing tendencies earned her the nickname “Monkey”. This made a local wildflower, the sticky monkey flower, her special plant. 

She named The Monkey Flower Group to honor the diverse genus, Mimulus, which includes over 150 species of monkey flowers. Like the locally grown plants composing The Monkey Flower Group’s arrangements, some are carefully bred and cultivated for decorative purposes, and others are wild and beautifully adapted to California’s climate.