The Native Plant Store is Now Open Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all 200+ species profiles added to the new store software
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Blephilia ciliata, Downy Wood Mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy Wood Mint

  • Average to dry soils 
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • 12” tall, 10” to 18” wide, spreads to form a patch
  • Early Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadow, Dry Meadow and Open Woodland Ecosystems

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

A very showy species that blooms in mid summer, grows to around 12” tall and spreads to form a patch. They are adapted to dry to average soils in sunny and partially shaded locations, unappealing to deer and very popular with pollinators.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details and some really lovely photos.

Photos by Michael Wolf, Francis Groeters and Eric in SF

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality