Pycnanthemum muticum (Clustered Mountain Mint) in bloom, with white flowers and visible silver bracts.
Pycnanthemum muticum (Clustered Mountain Mint) showcasing their white flowers in quart size pots.
Pycnanthemum muticum (Clustered Mountain Mint) small sprouts in a quart size pot.

Pycnanthemum muticum (Clustered Mountain Mint) Unity Grown

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Pycnanthemum muticum, also called clustered mountain mint or blunt mountainmint, is a medium-sized, clump-forming perennial, related to the mint family. Clustered mountain mint grows to between one and three feet high, and spreads easily, forming clumps up to three feet wide. Throughout the summer, Pycnanthemum muticum produces small, dense clusters of pinkish white flowers that are attractive to pollinators; flowers bloom atop silvery-white specialized leaves called bracts that help to draw in pollinators. With its showy pink-white flower clusters and specialized silver leaves, clustered mountainmint is a striking addition for bumblebees, butterflies, and gardeners all summer long.

As a member of the mint family, clustered mountain mint produces a strong spearmint odor when its leaves are crushed, and is also capable of spreading via rhizomes, though it is not as invasive as the true mints. Compared to other mountain mint species, Pycnanthemum muticum produces similar flowers, but has more ovate leaves, and is less resistant to drought.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29" and Medium: 30-48"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Multi-color, White, and Pink
Foliage color: Silver/Green-silver/Green-gray
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, and Fragrant
Tolerances: Drought Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, and Rabbit Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden, and Meadow

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