As a group, mountain mints (Pycnanthemum spp.) have so much to offer: delightfully fragrant foliage, pretty white flowers, a relatively long bloom period, winter interest, and tremendous value for attracting a variety of pollinators. I have several species of these North American natives growing wild in my meadow, including short-toothed mountain mint (P. muticum) and Virginia mountain mint (P. virginianum)–both of which spread by rhizomes–and narrow-leaved mountain mint (P. tenuifolium), which is a clump-former. There’s also one growing in the same area I haven’t identified yet, with some traits of all three species. I thought this mixture of seeds might be of interest to folks who want to add mountain mints to their garden and appreciate the range of traits. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 4 or 5 to 8.
Collected in 2019 for the 2020 growing season. Provenance Milford Township, Bucks County, PA. At least 30 seeds.