Phonetic: pik-NAN-thee-mum mu-tee-kum
Clustered Mountain Mint is a clump forming, aromatic perennial and will spread by rhizomes; if spreading is not desired you can prune the roots in the spring. The leaves are more ovate than other mints and they possess the same minty aroma. Pollinators love this plant from mid to late summer while it is blooming!
- Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full sun - part shade
- Flower Color: Pink
- Bloom Time: July, September
- Soil Type: Medium - moist
- Mature Plant Size: H I' - 3', W 1' - 3'
- Plant Spacing: 2'
- Host Plant: Regal Fritillary, Delaware Skipper, Hermit Sphinx, Tobacco Budworm Moth, and Curved Tooth Geometer
- Attracts: Butterflies, bees
- Advantages: Aromatic, drought tolerant, clay soil, deer resistant
- Landscape Uses: Meadows, fields, woodland, cottage, herb, butterfly gardens, cut flower garden, dried flower
- Companion Plants: Black Eyed Susan, Dense Blazing Star, Big Blue Stem
- Deer Resistant