Pycnanthemum incanum - Silverleaf Mountain Mint
DESCRIPTIONSilverleaf Mountain Mint
This aggressive grower features striking, minty fragrant, silvery foliage that covers mound forming stems which top themselves with groups of summer blooming purple flowers. One of the best pollinator attracting plants you can grow with season long interest, it is the showiest of Mountain Mints!
- Best for large, open spaces where it can spread
- Easy to grow and pest free
- Striking silver foliage is wonderfully fragrant
- Its copious nectar attracts a pollinator who's who!
- Long bloom and foliage means season long interest
Native to the Southeastern, Pycnanthemum incanum occurs in moist to average, well-drained soils. Its range extends from southern Florida up to New York.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
INTERESTING FACTSCrushing these plants, especially their flower clusters, releases a powerful and distinct aroma.
The minty fragrant plant thrives in a range of soil conditions, from dry to moist, and prefers exposure to full to partial sun.