Blephilia hirsuta Hairy Wood Mint
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Hairy Wood Mint
Flower Color - Noticeable yet subtle pastel purpleBlooms - 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 - 3 to 8Family - Lamiaceae Over the Years - If only we could bottle the scent of Blephilia hirsuta, it rivals the likes of a spring day after it rains or sheets that have hung outside all day.
Wildlife Significance Blephilia hirsuta
Pollination by - Honeybees, Bumblebees, 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 waspsPollen nourishes - Leaf Beetles, flies, Yellow-collared Scape Moth Deer - Mammals tend to avoid plants in the mint family
For detailed informationVisit the Illinois Wildflower website
Propagation Notes Blephilia hirsuta
1. Zip lock plastic bag2. Few table spoons of Vermiculite3. Dampened vermiculite - not soggy4. Store in refrigerator for 60 days before sowing seed - seeds need light to germinate sprinkle them lightly on top of soil.