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Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum virginianum

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Phonetic: pik-NAN-thee-mum ver-jin-ee-AH-num

In midsummer, Mountain Mint is covered in small white flowers, often spotted with purple, atop strongly upright stems. The genus name, Pycnanthemum, means "densely packed flowers," and the top of this plant is covered with a dense white bloom that is highly attractive to pollinators. Typical visitors include honeybees, and a wide variety of native bees, beetles, and Pearl Crescent butterflies. The leaves emit a strong aroma when crushed and can be used in teas. Also called Virginia Mountain Mint

  • Hardiness Zones:  3-7
  • Native Northeast Region:  USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full To Partial Sun
  • Flower Color:  White
  • Bloom Time:  June, July, August, September
  • Soil Type:  Medium - Moist
  • Mature Plant Size:  3'H, 1-1.5'W
  • Plant Spacing:  1-1.5'
  • Host Plant: Regal Fritillary, Delaware Skipper, Hermit Sphinx, Curved Tooth Geometer and Tobacco Budworm Moth
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies
  • Advantages:  Aromatic leaves, attractive foliage, cut flower, densely flowered, dried flower, drought tolerant, long bloom time, used in teas
  • Landscape Uses:  Herb garden, meadow, perennial border, pond and stream edges, rain gardens
  • Companion Plants:  Boneset, Joe Pye Weed, New England Aster, Sneezeweed
  • Deer Resistant