Pycnanthemum virginianum - Mountain Mint

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    Pycnanthemum virginianum - Mountain Mint

    SKU: C17590



    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.

      Sun to Pt Shade
      1' - 3'
      Sand to Clay
      Med to Moist
    Approx. 160 seeds per pack - 6,191 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies & Honeybees!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!
    Juglone Tolerant!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


    Indoors: 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.

    Outdoors: Sow directly outdoors in either late fall or early spring. Seed needs light to germinate, do not cover after sowing.

    Outdoors Alternative: 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.