Pycnanthemum virginianum

Mountain Mint

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Description

Native to the United States, mountain mint is an erect, many-branched perennial that grows 2 – 3 feet tall and features narrow, tapering leaves and flat-topped clusters of small, white flowers that bloom from July to August. The plant prefers moist soils and grows in swamps and along streams and ponds. When crushed, it produces a strong, mint-like aroma and is often used to make tea.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August
Bloom Color
White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 7