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Downy Wood Mint Seeds

 
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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. (Perennial)

Zones 4 - 8
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12" tall
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Packet
SKU AAS3VPK

Plant Information

Downy Wood Mint, also known as Belphilia ciliata, attracts a variety of pollinators to the early summer garden with its dense, lavender/pink flowers that resemble Bee Balm. Although it’s a member of the mint family, this native variety is less aggressive and less fragrant than other mint varieties.

This native beauty grows to be about 12-12” tall and thrives in full sun to partial shade, tolerating average to dry soil. If planted in moist or overly shaded areas, Downy Wood Mint could get powdery mildew, so it's best to keep plants in a drier, well-ventilated area of the garden or meadow. We recommend planting this purple wildflower in rock gardens, perennial borders, wildflower meadows, cottage gardens and everything in between!

SKU AAS3VPK
Common Name Downy Wood Mint
Botanical Name Blephilia ciliata
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12" tall
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage covers 20-30 square feet
Seeds Per Packet 1000
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States.
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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