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


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.