- 2023 Indiana Natives
- Mountain Mint - Hairy (Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum)
Mountain Mint - Hairy (Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum)
Hairy Mountain Mint is easy to grow from seed and easy to care for once established. It is clump-forming and can spread by rhizomes readily so is not the best native plant for small areas but roots can be easily cut back once a year to prevent spreading. The maximum height of 3' will be in average soils and full sun. 1-2' is more likely in drier soils and part shade. The small white to lavender flowers have subtle purple spots and are packed with nectar inviting all kinds of bees, wasps, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies. It indeed is one of THE natives to have to attract pollinators.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 3 feet
Bloom Time - July, August
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.