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Pycnanthemum incanum

Hoary Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum incanum
Pycnanthemum incanum

An aromatic, summer bloomer that produces white flower clusters with a hint of lavender, on sturdy upright stems; blooms persist from summer through fall; foliage and bracts just below flowers are silvery-white; an excellent border or container plant

Ornamental Features

Hoary Mountain Mint has masses of beautiful clusters of white flowers with lavender overtones and white bracts at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant pointy leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Hoary Mountain Mint will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

full sun to partial shade







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