CLUSTERED MOUNTAIN MINT

Pycnanthemum muticum

Clustered Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum is a perennial herb and a great choice to include in your landscape. The abundant nectar of Mountain Mints attracts a dizzying array of insects including native bees, honey bees, bumblebees, wasps, butterflies, moths, ants, flies and beetles not to mention skippers and flower flies.

Native Americans used this plant for treatment of fevers, colds, stomach aches, and other minor physical ailments. It is also known as a stress reliever. Deer and rabbits stay away as they don’t like its minty fragrance.

SPECS: Genus: Pycnanthemum; Species: Muticum; Plant Type: Herb; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade; Soil Moisture: Medium Wet, Mesic (middle); Height: 2′ — 3′; Spread: 1′; Plant Spacing: 1′ — 2′; Bloom Time: July — September; Bloom Color: Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, White; Advantages: Fragrant, Low maintenance, Medicinal uses, Pollinator conservation, Pollinators; USDA Zone: 4 — 8; Attracts: Beeflies, Bumblebees, Carpenter bees, Honey bees, Long-tongued bees, Moths, Potter wasps, Skippers, Small black bees, Sweat bees; Tolerant: Clay, Deer, Drought, Heat & humidity; Plant Community: Good companion plants are Joe Pye Weed, Red Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia, Purple Cone Flower, and Black eyed Susan. Plant it with spring bloomers such as Alleghany Pachysandra, Barren Strawberry, Willow Blue Amsonia , ferns and sedges so you will be sure to have plants flowering all seasons;