Pycnanthemum virginianum

Common name: Mountain Mint

Native plant

Despite the name, Mountain Mint is a common prairie plant.  It has small white flowers that appear in clusters at the top of the plant in mid summer, lasting about a month.  Although flower buds are abundant on each plant, only a few bloom at the same time, making the blooming display rather inconspicuous.  As with most mints, the leaves and stems have a strong mint aroma when crushed or rubbed.  This plant is much less aggressive than other mints but will seed readily if not deadheaded.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form


General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Orange Yellow

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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