Botanical Name: Pycnanthemum virginianum
Height: about 50 cm
Season of bloom: August
Growing Conditions: Full sun to part sun. Not fussy as to soil.
Wildlife benefits: Flowers are excellent nectar source for bees and other pollinators.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Species occurs in the wild in the Ottawa Valley.
Remarks: Does not spread widely in the manner of garden mint, but does expand densely. Plant beside taller or equally assertive neighbours.
Similar species: Slender Mountain Mint.
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