Hairy Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum Accepted
Pycnanthemum pilosum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: Wasps that eat garden pests
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: Do not cover with soil
Other info: No stratification needed.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Wasps
Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bumblebees
Bees

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 6, 2016 8:27 PM

In my garden, this species blooms a little later than Virginia and slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum and tenuifolium), so it extends the season of mountain-mint blooms by several weeks.

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