Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum - Hairy Mountain Mint
Hairy Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum
Hairy Mountain Mint is one of the best perennials for helping pollinators. Aromatic foliage smells of mint and the flowers are small white to pale lavender with purple spots. Each flower is so full of nectar they are sure to be busy with numerous butterflies and pollinators.
- Small birds enjoy the seeds
- Aromatic foliage smells of mint
- Attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators
- Spread via rhizomes and is a great groundcover
- Best utilized in native plant, rock, meadow, or herb gardens
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Prune roots in spring to prevent unwanted rhizome spreading. Hairy Mountain Mint is a vigorous grower in optimum conditions that supports a variety of bees, butterflies, and birds.
Grows well in average to dry, well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade.