Pycnanthemum virginianum, Virginia mountainmint

Pycnanthemum virginianum, Virginia mountainmint
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  • Item #: PP60
  • 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
20 or more $2.00 each
50 or more $1.10 each
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Botanic Name:  Pycnanthemum virginianumCommon Name:  Virginia 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

Virginia 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