Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
36-72 in. H
Tightly packed flowerheads on terminal branches; flowers are irregular in shape and up to 3/10 inch; each tiny flower is white, sometimes lilac with purple spots.
Bloom Time Notes:
Simple, opposite, oval to lance-shaped leaves; lightly toothed; leaves hairy underneath; upper leaves usually whitish.
Brown, hairy, oblong seeds
Butterflies and other pollinators visit the flowers; birds eat the seeds.
Dry to wet thin woodlands, thickets and meadows.
Seeds (seeds ripe between September and November); division (late fall to early spring).
Sun or Shade:
Southern Mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides) grows in sun to part shade; average to dry soil. Plants in the Pycnanthemum genus are good supporters of bees and butterflies.
Other Scientific Names: Pycnanthemum incanum ssp. pycnanthemoides
Other Common Names: Mountain mint