A close-up of Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint) with white and gray seed-heads after flowering.
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint) foliage in LP50 size plugs.
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint) in bloom.

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint) Unity Grown

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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint) is a medium-sized native perennial which is similar in appearance to other mountain mints, but which tends to grow more upright and to a shorter height, usually around two feet. Slender mountain mint produces dense clusters of small, white or lavender colored flowers through the summer and early fall which are attractive to pollinators.

Slender mountain mint, as a relative of the mint family, has a strong minty odor to its tissues, and is capable of vigorous growth and spreading via rhizome, but is not as invasive as true mints. Due to its thicker, rhizomatic roots, Pycnanthemum tenuifolium is more tolerant to dry, rocky, and clay-rich soils than some species of mountain mint.

Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Flower Color: Multi-color, White, and Purple
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, and Groundcover
Tolerances: Clay Soil Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, and Wet Soil Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, and Container

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