Pycnanthemum virginianum – American mountain mint


An useful plant for the herb garden, border or meadow and it also may be grown in open areas near ponds and streams.


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American mountain mint commonly occurs in moist soils in wet meadows, swamps and along streams and ponds.   Taller than slender mountain mint it typically grows 2-3′ tall and features leaves and profuse clusters of small, white flowers which bloom in mid to late summer. All parts of the plant emit a strong, mint-like aroma when crushed.

“Genus name comes from Greek pyknos meaning dense and anthos meaning flower for its densely packed flowers”.  Missouri Botanical Garden

Height: 2-3 ft

Sun: Full Sun

Water: Medium

Bloom color: White

Bloom time: July, August, September

Additional information

1-gallon, 2-gallon, 1-quart