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Clusters of small white blossoms, often spotted with purple, contrast well with the glossy dark green foliage of the Mountain Mint.
Blooming from mid-summer into the autumn it is a magnet for honeybees and butterflies and it is deer proof!
Naturally occurring in the moist soils of wet meadows, make it an excellent choice for rain gardens, shoreline plantings or any moist area.
The leaves of Pycnanthemum virginianum have a strong minty aroma and can be used in teas.
Attracts Butterflies & Honeybees!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!
No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range.
Seed needs light to germinate, do not cover after planting. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall,
transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.
Sow directly outdoors in either late fall or early spring. Seed needs light to germinate, do not cover after sowing.
In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Sow seed in pots and label the pots.
Seed needs light to germinate, do not cover after sowing. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter.
The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm
(2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.