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Pycnanthemum muticum (Short-toothed mountain mint)
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Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

We give up! So many of you claimed this mountain mint to be superior to Pycnanthemum virginianum that we decided to try it for ourselves. We like it! Its leaves are broader and more lustrous, bracts are silvery and very showy, flowers are pinkish and its habit is more compact. Nicely aromatic. This native is happiest at the wood's edge, so it is an excellent for a naturalized border or woodland garden. Mountain Mint is one of the best nectar sources for native butterflies, so butterfly gardeners can't do without this one!

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Pycnanthemum muticum LP50 - 50 per flat $54.00
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2 Feet

Spacing

18 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Short-toothed mountain mint Interesting Notes

Mountain Mint is loaded with pulegone, the same insect repellent found in pennyroyal. It can be rubbed on the skin to repel mosquitoes!

Pycnanthemum muticum can be found in moist woods and meadows from Massachusettes to Michigan, down to Louisiana and Florida. For a map of native states visit USDA Map

Pycnanthemum muticum Growing and Maintenance Tips

Pycnanthemum muticum prefers bright shade or part sun and moist to average soils. It is tolerant of full sun, especially if moisture is consistent.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Moist Sun
Meadow
Wildflower Garden
Moist Shade
Mass Planting
Erosion Control
Native to US