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Downy Wood Mint
Blephilia ciliata

a.k.a. Downy Pagoda Plant

Downy Wood Mint blooms in early summer and its basal leaves stay green through the winter. It can thrive in medium to dry soil conditions and slowly spreads by rhizomes.

USDA symbol: BLCI

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 feet
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorPurple
Downy Wood Mint (Downy Wood Mint<div><em class="small">Blephilia ciliata</em></div>)
Photo credit: CC Michael Wolf (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsJune to July

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow