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Downy Woodmint is a hardy North American herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Mint family, Labiatae.
Propagation is best done by digging and dividing existing plants or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless medium (1 part sand to 1 part sphagnum peat moss is fine) and covered lightly. The medium should be kept moist, but not soggy at about 70F. WHen seedlings reach a height of 2 inches, they should be transplanted to larger containers or directly outdoors, if the outdoor temperatures remain above 65F.
Downy Woodmint - Blephilia ciliata - Perennial - Native to eastern and central North America, the plant has narrow green leaves and spikes of whorls in the spring. Young shoots are eaten as greens. The leaves can be dried and used rather like peppermint to flavor foods. Leaves are also used to make teas to treat headache, colds and indigestion. The plant is mildly antibiotic. Full sun or partial shade. Height: 24 inches Hardy to -40F (-40C)
|#5547 Packet $8.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
Hairy Woodmint - Blephilia hirsuta - Perennial - Native eastern and central North American plant with green leaves and hairy stems topped by whorled lavender blooms. Full sun or partial shade. Height: 24 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)
|#5548 Packet $4.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
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