Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Blephilia hirsuta - Hairy Wood Mint

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Blephilia hirsuta

To view the natural range of Hairy Wood Mint visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
 Blephilia hirsuta small round flowers that llook like they are stacked on each other
Blephilia hirsuta

Wildlife Significance - Hairy Wood Mint

Pollination by - Honeybees, Bumble bees, digger bees Sunflower bees, Sweet bees, Plaster bees and other native bees.

Nectar for - Hummingbirds, skippers, Hairstreak butterfly, Monarch butterfly, Great spangled fritillary, Red admiral, Silvery Checkerspot, day flying moths,  tachinid flies, syrphid flies, beetles, beneficial wasps

Pollen nourishes - Leaf Beetles, flies, Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Deer - Mammals tend to avoid plants in the mint family

For detailed information

A very hairy stem of the Hairy Mints
One can not miss the hairy stems on Hairy Mints

Cultivation Information 

Blephilia hirsuta

1 to 3 ft

Flower Color
- Noticeable yet subtle pastel purple

Blooms - June - September

Sun - Part Sun to light shade - 2019 ours bloomed in a shady location but were tall and spindly. As the season progressed it became apparent that fuller plants would have resulted with more sunlight

Leaves - Has a distinct, refreshing mint smell that evokes happiness!

Hardy Zone - 4 to 8

Family - Lamiaceae

 Hairy Wood Mint dark rich green leaves
Hairy Wood Mint leaves smell amazing!

Propagation Notes - 

Stratifying Seeds

Seeds placed in Cold Moist Storage  for 60 days

Seeds Collected at Nodding Onion Gardens 

Supplies Needed For Seed Stratification -

1. Zip lock plastic bag

2. Few table spoons of Vermiculite

3. Dampened vermiculite - not soggy

4. Store in refrigerator for 60 days

Seed Provenance - Blephia hirsuta

NOG, 2019, Praire Moon Nursery - Winona, MN 2018