Pycanthemum tenufolium, Mountain Mint, landscape
Pycanthemum tenufolium, Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Mountain Mint

A profuse blooming Missouri native perennial, Slender Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum tenuifolium explodes with multitudes of white flower clusters that appear in mid to late summer and early fall. It’s tall 2-3′ stems are covered with extremely narrow, almost needle-like leaves. A strong mint-like scent is released when any part of the plant is crushed. Makes a wonderful, fragrant cut flower. Attractive to butterflies, bees, birds and other pollinators. For a natural mosquito repellent, rub the leaves on your skin. 

A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See more Pollinator Buffet plants here.

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Additional Information

Botanical Name

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Common Name

Mountain Mint

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Midsummer, Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24-36″

Width

24-36″

Uses

Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Fragrant, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Drought

Soil

Average, Clay, Dry, Poor, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

4-8

Plant Type

Perennial