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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (flexuosum)

Slender Mountain Mint

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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (flexuosum) (Slender Mountain Mint)

In mid to late summer, this plant is covered by a profusion of small white flowers, which are an excellent nectar source for butterflies. The needlelike foliage is very aromatic. It grows as a compact clump and may be used to make tea.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata), Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Downy Phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. Ozarkana), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Beneficial Insects

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar