Downy Horsemint, Downy Pagoda Plant, Downy Woodmint, Ohio Horsemint, Hairy Woodmint

Blephilia ciliata

Lamiaceae

Downy Horsemint, Downy Pagoda Plant, Downy Woodmint, Ohio Horsemint, Hairy Woodmint
Downy Horsemint it is a clump forming perennial with fragrant foliage that produces whorls of lavender to near purple to white tubular flowers reminiscent of Monarda or Beebalm in late spring through summer. It is considered to be drought resistant once well-established and is typically found in and along dry forests in shaded to partly shaded areas in the middle portion of the central US and through the eastern US. Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to the nectar.

The foliage of the Downy Horsemint is susceptible to powdery mildew. An area with good air circulation and ample cool or filtered sunlight will help to prevent this. Good to excellent drainage in a mineral soil will help to ensure this native perennial's winter survival.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Soil & Moisture: Well drained soils with average moisture. Drought resistant once established.

Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered

Native To / Origin: US- middle region of the Central US and throughout the Eastern US

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 7.99
Catalog ID# 11520
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