Short-toothed mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) produces 2- to 3-foot-tall stems with intensely mint-scented, deep green leaves. Button-like, green heads with small, pinkish white flowers appear in mid- to late summer over long-lasting, silvery bracts. The plant spreads by creeping roots to form large patches: possibly too aggressive for the loose, rich soil of a typical garden border but perfect for a “wild” area, naturalistic border, or meadow planting. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators love it! It’s a fragrant addition to handheld bouquets too. Short-toothed mountain mint is native to most of the eastern United States. I collected these seeds from plants that grow wild in my meadow. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.
Collected in 2019 for the 2020 growing season. Provenance Milford Township, Bucks County, PA. At least 30 seeds.