Slender Mountain Mint

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Slender Mountain Mint

(Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)


    • 2 to 4 feet


    • June to September


    • Native
    • Perennial


    • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

    • Dry to medium

Used by:

    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers)


    • Deer tend to avoid browsing this plant.
    • Slender mountain mint will spread both by root sprouts and by seed; however, it doesn’t spread as rapidly or extensively as the more familiar exotic, culinary mints that are often planted in herb gardens.

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