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Blephilia ciliata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
bleh-FIL-ee-uh sil-ee-ATE-uh
Description

Ohio Horsemint is a wildflower in the mint family native to the central and eastern part of the U.S.A.  Plant it in the full sun to partial shade in well drained soil and enjoy its blue-purple flowers from late spring to mid-summer.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple flowers#native perennial#blue flowers#NC native#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple flowers#native perennial#blue flowers#NC native#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Blephilia
    Species:
    ciliata
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central, eastern U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No