"Pycnanthemum muticum, Clustered Mountain Mint, is a clump forming, aromatic perennial that naturally occurs in most of the Eastern half of the United States. Given the right conditions, this plant will spread by rhizomes; if spreading is not desired you can prune the roots in the spring.
"This Mountain Mint sports leaves that are more ovate than others of the Pycnanthemum genus, but they possess the same minty aroma. From mid to late summer the foliage is adorned by clusters of small pinkish white flowers that will attract a multitude of pollinators! Despite the name, Clustered Mountain Mint and similar species in the genus do not grow in the mountains. Also called Blunt Mountain Mint or Short Toothed Mountain Mint." (Description via PrairieMoon.com, our seed source.) Grows to 3 feet high, and blooms in July/August/September.
This is one of our FAVORITE PLANTS at CGS! Easy to grow and maintain, looks great all season, minty smell, and pollinators LOVE this plant! Our divisions from existing vigorous plants.
Each year, we grow four-packs of native tall-grass prairie plants to help you build your Ohio pollinator habitat. Our plants are healthy and vigorous, and you won't find a better price for this combination! And each year that you shop the CGS Prairie 4-Pack plant sale, your own garden grows in biodiversity and beauty.
- Pickup is at the Columbus Garden School, 1350 E. Cooke Rd, Columbus OH 43224.
Questions? Email us at info@ColumbusGardenSchool.com.
[Grown locally at CGS. Plant photos are from our seed source, PrairieMoon.com. See their website for a detailed description of each plant.]