Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), also known as slender or narrowleaf mountain mint, produces strongly upright, 3-foot tall stems lined with short, slender leaves and topped with clusters of small, purple-dotted white flowers in summer. Like other mountain mints, it is popular with a wide variety of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and it is marvelous as a cut flower. The plants spread by rhizomes, so they’re best grown in a meadow-type garden or naturalistic planting rather than a formal border.
Virginia mountain mint is native to the eastern half of North America. 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.