Short Toothed Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Also known as Clustered Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum is a top notch pollinator plant with compact growth and silvery bracts. Easy to grow in almost any average to fertile, well-drained soil, it does best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade. Its compact growth, broad lustruous leaves, silvery bracts and aromatic flowers …

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SKU
37650-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time July, Aug, Sep
Spacing 2'
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Also known as Clustered Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum is a top notch pollinator plant with compact growth and silvery bracts. Easy to grow in almost any average to fertile, well-drained soil, it does best in full sun, but also tolerates light shade. Its compact growth, broad lustruous leaves, silvery bracts and aromatic flowers make it a highly popular member of the perennial flower garden. This mountain mint offers excellent pollinator support for both butterflies and bees.

Pycnanthemum muticum is a vigorous grower and colony-forming (spreads by rhizome) in optimal conditions. It is not as aggressive as many of the true mints and is best managed by giving it room to roam and combining it with plants that will stand their ground, such as Bergamot. Purple coneflower also intermingles beautifully. For grass combinations, try Tufted Hairgrass, Switchgrass, or Little Bluestem. Avoid combining it with shorter less stalwart species. If naturalizing is unwanted the roots can be pruned in spring with a spade to control spreading. Otherwise, any newly spreading plants are easily pulled in the spring.