short tooth mountain mint
Botanical Name: Pycnanthemum muticum
Plant Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Description: Arguably the most attractive of the mountain mints, dark green leaves of short tooth mountain mint take on a frosted appearance near the delicate bloom. When in bloom it is "Grand Central" for pollinators including native bees, wasps, flies, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Simple a "must have" for the pollinator garden.
Growing Conditions: Grows from 1-3 ft in medium sized clumps or stands that are easily divided in spring. Prefers full sun, but can tolerate a fair amount of shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils.
Bloom Time: Jul - Sep
Bloom Color: White
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Highly attractive to a wide range of pollinators.
Native Status: PA Native
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden