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Pycnanthemum virginianum

American mountain mint

Native to North America


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An unusual common name, since this plant would prefer to be in full sun to part shade, in wet to moist soil - no shady mountains for this plant. White flowers, sometimes with a lavender hue,  appear in July into early September atop fragrant foliage on stems 2-3 feet tall with a spread of 12 - 18".   Pollinators love this extremely hardy and easy to grow plant. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

12-18 in

Spacing:

18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3 - 7

Bloom Color:

White

Pycnanthemum virginianum Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attributes

  • Rain Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming
  • East-Coast Native

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet