Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Slender mountain mint NEW!

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Slender mountain mint NEW!
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  • Item #: PucnTen
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • Deer Resistant:
  • Drought Tolerant:
  • Drought tolerant:
  • FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
  • Fragrant:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Groundcover:
  • Herbal / Medicinal Uses:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Wildflower:
  • Woodland flower:
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Price $4.00
5 or more $3.50 each
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Botanic Name:  Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Common Name:  Slender mountainmint


Mature height: 2-3ft x 2-3ft

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, calcareous soils.
Conditions Comments: Can be aggressive but is less so in drier soil.
Attracts: Butterflies
Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
 The flowers are very attractive to many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, 
beetles, and plant bugs. These insects usually seek nectar. Among the wasps, are such visitors as Thread-Waisted wasps, Bee Wolves (Philanthus spp.), Scoliid wasps,
 Tiphiid wasps, Sand wasps, Spider wasps, and Eumenine wasps. Flies visitors include Soldier flies, Syrphid flies, Mydas flies, bee flies, 
Thick-Headed flies, and Tachinid flies. The seeds are too small to be of much interest to birds. Mammalian herbivores usually don't browse on this plant because of the minty taste;
 the foliage may contain anti-bacterial substances that disrupt the digestive process of herbivores.

Slender mountain-mint is a stout perennial, becoming multi-branched toward top of its 2-3 ft. height. Tiny, white, mint-like flowers, often spotted with purple, are arranged in numerous small, dense clusters. The clusters, which bloom only a few at a time, arise from leaf axils at the stem tips. The foliage of this leafy plant is covered with a whitish bloom.

Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun)		
Part Sun - Part Shade
Drought tolerant
Average - Dry soil
Average to moist soil
FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay
Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark
High Wildlife Value
Beneficial Insects
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Attractive Flowers
Native To Mountain Regions
Native to Coastal Regions
Herbal / Medicinal Uses
Native to Piedmont Regions
Pollinator support
Woodland flower

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