Blephilia ciliata Downy Wood Mint



To find Blephilia ciliata Downy Wood Mint in a garden, you'd only need to follow the pollinators! The unique, fluffy lavender-pink blooms are magnets for bees and butterflies in early summer. It has a similar appeal to that of Agastache and Monarda.

Though it is called "Downy Wood Mint", Blephilia ciliata is less aromatic and spreads less aggressively than other members of the Mint family, making it more suitable for borders. 

Blephilia ciliata Downy Wood Mint is a must-have for pollinator and native gardens!


  • Common Names: Downy Wood Mint
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-draining
  • Height at Maturity: 24"
  • Width at Maturity: 18"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

This plant can be sheared or trimmed to refresh the foliage. It grows quickly after being cut back, similar to Monarda, Agastache, and other members of the mint family.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

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