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Mountain Mint

Size

Pycnanthemum pilosum

 

Native to eastern North America this rustic mint is valued for its nectar rich flowers, attracting beneficials into the garden space. Grows to 3-4 feet,  forming multiple tiers of small white flowers speckled with lavender. Leaves can be used for tea and when crushed have a spicy mint flavor, also said to help repel insects. Place this pollinator attractor along the edges of a woodland or back border of the garden. Full to part shade. 

100 seeds 

 

 

PLANTING

Perennial, zone 4-8

Germination:7-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: on surface, lightly press in

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degree soil temperature. Transplant 10-12" apart. Sow outdoors around last frost date, a few seeds every 2-3", thin to 10-12" apart. Starting indoors provides the most successful results.

Light Needs:  Full sun to part shade

Soil Needs:  Average, well drained

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals