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Slender Mountain Mint, Narrowleaf Mountainmint
Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates a wide range of soils including clay, moderately acid to neutral pH. 18-30 inches height, blooms in summer, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes and re-seeding.
Germination Code: A, D. Very small seeds at 378,000 per ounce.
Native Region: Statewide
“Mountain” is a bit of a misnomer since the plant typically grows in the wild in dry woods, dry prairies and along roadsides. All parts of the plant emit a strong aroma of mint when crushed. Dried leaves can be used as a flavoring and in tea. Attractive flowers. Easy to grow. Vigorous and sometimes aggressive grower. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.