Pycnanthemum muticum

(Mountain Mint, Short-Toothed)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Silvery bracts highlight dense clusters of small whitish flowers from summer to early fall. The flowers are an extraordinarily good source of nectar for smaller types of butterflies. The leaves smell strongly of spearmint when they are crushed. Mountain Mint is loaded with pulegone, the same insect repellent found in pennyroyal. It can be rubbed on the skin to repel mosquitoes!

Description

Easily grown in well drained moist soil.  A vigorous grower.  Can be invasive.

Additional information

Common Name

Mountain Mint, Short-Toothed

Botanical Name

Pycnanthemum muticum

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 3 ft.

Width

to 3 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

summer to fall

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

silver/green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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