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Pycnanthemum muticum

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, average

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: white, pink

Leaf Color: green, gray-green, silver

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, colonizing, drought tolerant, fragrant plant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage

Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint)

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Description

Pycnanthemum muticum

Also known as:

clustered mountainmint

,

blunt mountain-mint

,

mountain-mint

,

big leaf mountain mint

Scientific Synonyms:

Koellia mutica

Description

Pycnanthemum muticum is a compact, dense-growing, attractive member of the Mint family, that typically grows to a height of 3'. The leaves are deep-green, heart-shaped, and produce a strong spearmint aroma when crushed. The individual pinkish-white flowers are tiny, but form dense button-like clusters about 1" in diameter. The base of each cluster sports 2 large, silvery, leafy bracts that will give the plant an overall grayish appearance when in full bloom.

Cultivation

Pycnanthemum muticum is very easy to grow in average, moist to dry soils, in full sun to filtered light. Under ideal conditions it will spread vigorously, but is not as aggressive as exotic members of the Mint family. It should be placed in an area where it will have ample room to romp. Unwanted growth can be easily pulled in early spring. Its dense habit and silvery appearance make it a great accent plant when grown in a perennial flower garden. It is a profuse bloomer from July to September. Zones 5-8

Propagation

Propagate by seed in fall, or by division in early spring.

Additional Notes

Pycnanthemum muticum is an exceptional species for attracting pollinators.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Possibly Extirpated: ME
  • Threatened: KY, MI, NY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae Mint family
Genus Pycnanthemum mountainmint
Species Pycnanthemum muticum clustered mountainmint