BIG SUMMER SALE - 30% OFF 23 PERENNIAL SPECIES, while supplies last. We are open for in person sales every Friday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm for the season. Hope to see you at the farm!



Downy Wood Mint - Blephilia ciliata

Regular price $10.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Phonetic: bleh-FIL-ee-uh sil-ee-ATE-uh

Downy Wood Mint is a versatile native wildflower, thriving in almost any soil type and tolerating full sun to partial shade. Spiky purple/pink flowers bloom for several weeks in the early summer, attracting a variety of birds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. Deer resistant and easy to grow.

  • Hardiness Zone:  4-8 
  • Native Northeast Region:  USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full to Partial Sun
  • Flower Color:  Purple
  • Bloom Time:  June, July
  • Soil Type:  Medium - Dry
  • Mature Plant Size:  1-2'H, 1-2'W
  • Plant Spacing:  1-1.5'
  • Host Plant:  
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies
  • Advantages:  Drought tolerant, interesting foliage, used as a tea, winter interest
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly garden, meadow, perennial border, pollinator garden
  • Companion Plants:  Little Blue Stem, Smooth Blue Aster
  • Deer Resistant