Virginia Mountain Mint

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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