Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Hairy Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum pilosum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

24 to
48
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalize in dry praire or glade-like habitats, also sunny to partly shaded well drained beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows easily in dry to average soil conditions. Not at all considered a spreader, however, over time many stems develop from a slowly expanding root crown.
Special Features
Special Usage
Dried Flower
Basic Description

Create a flurry of activity with this outstanding nectar plant. Butterflies, honey bees, native bees and wasps of many kinds love it.

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