Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Common name: Slender Mountain Mint

Native plant

Slender Mountain Mint is a bushy herbaceous perennial with short slender leaves that give it a wispy, delicate appearance in the landscape.  Its small white flowers attract all range of pollinators, from bees to butterflies.  It has a mild, minty scent and a much stronger minty flavor. If left without competition or maintenance, it can grow and spread quite aggressively.

Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Yards that Flood


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Orange Yellow


Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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