Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Height: 1 - 3 feet
Spread: 2 feet
Blooms: July, August, September
Habitat: Moist prairies, Moist meadows in woodland areas, Thickets, Wetlands
Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Pond edges, Rain Garden, Deer resistent
Complimentary Plants: Swamp Milkweed, Blue Lobelia, Great St. John Wort
Wildlife Value: Many insects are strongly attracted to the flowers, including various bees, wasps, flies, small butterflies, and beetles.
Seed Origin: Ontario
Germination Code: A, D
Pycnanthemum virginianum - Mountain Mint
Mountain Mint attracts many insects to its white flowers with purple spots on the lower lip, acting as a visual attractant. The leaves are very fragrant; when crushed they have a strong minty odor and can be used in teas. It grows very well in moist areas, but can tolerate less moisture in soils.