Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Ohio Horse Mint

Blephilia ciliata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Blue, Lavender
Fall Color: Red
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Ohio horsemint by Carol Davit
Photo: Carol Davit
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

16 to
24
inches

Spread:

to
12
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
24
inches
Spread: to
12
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
24
inches
Spread: to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in bright areas of shaded beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Remove dead seed stalks in early fall to emphasize the attractive, low-growing fall/winter foliage.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Flowers layered at the top of 16- to 24-inch stems. Flowers in May and June. Dried gray seed stalks add interest during the summer. Fall and winter foliage hugs the soil surface like a ground cover.

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