Pycnanthemum virginianum - Mountain Mint

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

Root: Rhizome

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.