Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Narrowleaf Mountain Mint

Popular Featured

Special Notes: Loved by all pollinators but especially bees, wasps, flies, and beetles. When many flowering species are blooming, this species is one of the most visited by an array of pollinators. When rubbed, the leaves give off a very strong, dessert mint aroma.

This plant is photoreactive, meaning it requires light to germinate. When sowing, do not cover with grow medium.

  • Listing ID: 1188
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required; Photoreactive (need light to germinate)
  • Bloom Time: June-September
  • Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
  • Common Name: Narrowleaf Mountain Mint
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255