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Pycnanthemum virginianum

Also called American Mountain Mint


More About Pycnanthemum virginianum

  • Well-branched, upright habit
  • Terminal clusters of white, two-lipped flowers
  • Narrow, toothless, mid-green leaves, 6 cm long
  • Numerous, white flowers attract bees, butterflies and small insects seeking the nectar
  • Foliage emits a spearmint fragrance when crushed
  • Most effective when planted in mass
  • Bloom Time: Late July to September

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Virginia Mountain Mint Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in partial sun or shade in an average to moist, well-drained soil. Full sun tolerant when adequate moisture is provided. Naturally found near woodland edges or moist meadows. Naturalizes by seed and can be aggressive, less so in drier sites. To prevent excessive spreading remove seed heads in early fall. 


Pycnanthemum virginianum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Herbal garden
Woodland/woods edge