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Pycnanthemum virginianum

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers

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

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Time: June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, fragrant plant, naturalizing, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountainmint)
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountainmint)

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Description

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Also known as:

Virginia mountainmint

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Scientific Synonyms:

Koellia virginiana

Description

Pycnanthemum virginianum produces dense terminal clusters of white flowers. The leaves are aromatic, like most members of the Mint family, but unusually narrow in shape.

Cultivation

Virginia mountainmint is easy to grow. It is not particular about soil, and will thrive in any moist location with bright light. Plants have a tendency to naturalize aggressively, thus providing a good ground cover for areas with moist soil and filtered light. This tendency is less pronounced in sunny or dry locations.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: NH

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 virginianum Virginia mountainmint