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Pycnanthemum flexuosum


Mountain mint is relatived to beebalm. It has white summer pincushions filled with nectar for bees and butterflies.

An interesting eastern North American native covered in white pincushions over a long period in summer. Appalachian mountain mint is an excellent nectar source for native butterflies and bees. Shorter than P. muticum, it also has aromatic foliage that takes on red tinges along the margins. This species spreads slowly by underground rhizomes but will not overrun the garden.

Common Name: Appalachian Mountain Mint

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist woods and meadows from Massachusetts to Michigan, down to Louisiana and Florida.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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