Native Plant Database

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Slender Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade, Prairie, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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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
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

20 to
36
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in the herb garden, perennial border, butterfly garden, wildflower meadow or prairie.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun in dry to average, loamy, well-drained soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant, Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Well-behaved. A profusion of small white flowers bloom mid- to late summer. The flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies. The narrow needlelike foliage is very aromatic and grows in a compact clump. Like many members of the mint family, Mountain Mint may be used in teas.Part of our Pollinator Buffet plant tag series.

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