Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Silverleaf Mountain Mint, Hoary Mountain Mint

Silverleaf Mountain Mint, Hoary Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum incanum

Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, humus-rich soil.  2-3 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers sometimes tinged with lavender, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  A

Native Region:  Only occurs in 7 counties scattered statewide – Chester, Cheatham, Robertson, Sumner, Morgan, Bledsoe, and Meigs

Attractive and desirable addition to the garden.  Valued primarily for its silvery and fragrant foliage.  Easy to grow.  Can become invasive but easily controlled by division every 3-5 years.  Attracts butterflies, bees and moths.


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