Blephilia ciliata

Blephilia ciliata

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Downy Wood Mint Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1.5-2 feet
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Season: June – July

More Detail:

Suggested Uses: Downy Wood Mint occurs more often in open areas than in woodlands, unlike Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Wood Mint). It makes a nice ground cover. The arrangement of flowers is “pagoda-like”; one on top of another. The foliage has a minty fragrance! This plant is excellent for attracting pollinating bees and other beneficial insects! Deer tolerant.

Native Range: Native to the eastern U.S. Minnesota is just outside of the native range for B. ciliata.

Pollinators: A variety! Great for bees. High-value nectar source for adult Monarch butterflies.

Flowers: The flowers grow in whorls around the square stem.

Leaves: The leaves have very short (if any) petioles.

Food Uses: Fresh or dried leaves can be used to make tea.

Other Names: Downy Pagoda Plant

More Information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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