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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Slender Mountain Mint

Native to North America


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This narrow leaved mountain mint isn't actually found in the mountains.  It grows in dry, open, rocky woods, dry prairies and fields, along roadsides, along streams and in open wet thickets. An erect, many-branched, herbaceous perennial that grows 2-3' tall and features extremely narrow, almost needle-like leaves and profuse terminal clusters of small, white flowers which bloom in mid to late summer. All parts of the plant emit a strong, mint-like aroma when crushed.


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

Spacing:

2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

White

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • East-Coast Native
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Rock Garden
  • Clay Soil

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Dry
  • Dry to Moist