Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum


Pycnanthemum virginianum, also known as mountain mint, is an erect, many-branched, herbaceous perennial that grows 2-3' tall and features narrow, toothless, tapering leaves and profuse, somewhat flat-topped, terminal clusters of small, white, 2-lipped flowers which bloom in mid to late summer. All parts of the plant emit a strong, mint-like aroma when crushed. Pycnanthemums have been used in teas.



Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun.


Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Lamiaceae

Zone: 3 to 7

Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Fragrant

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