Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum incanum) is a perennial herb that grows 3-6 feet in height. It is minty smelling and has stiff, four-sided stems with terminal flowers. This plant is easy to grow- it likes full sun to partial shade, low to medium water usage, and a wide variety of soils. Its leaves are an attractive silvery color and are more ornamentally valued than the flowers, which are small, white to lavender purple-spotted, clustered around the top of the plant, and bloom in June and July. Mountain Mint is benefecial in that its fragrant foliage attracts butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, and other pollinators.
Last updated: April 14, 2015