Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum muticum

Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum muticum

Attracted Pollinators: Butterflies and Bees

Duration: Perennial

Size: 12-36" high; 12-36" spread

Growing Conditions:

- Light Exposure: full sun to partial shade

- Water Use: Moderate

- Soil: neutral pH, moderately moist, drought tolerant, fertile and nutrient rich

Mountain mint is an herbaceous plant native to eastern North America. It thrives along woodland margins and can spread using rhizomes. Its broad, heart-shaped, green leaves posses a strong minty aroma when crushed. It's two-lipped, tubular flowers are white and pink in color and bloom in dense, irregular clusters at the terminus of stems and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Mountain mint is also fairly tolerant to drought.