Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Virginia Mountainmint, American Mountainmint

Virginia Mountainmint, American Mountainmint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, adaptable to a wide range of soils including clay.  2-3 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Only occurs in 11 counties — Carroll, Stewart, Robertson, Giles, Bradley, Roane, Louden, Anderson, Knox, Cocke and Johnson

Showy flowers and fragrant leaves.  Easy to grow.  All parts of the plant emit a mint odor when crushed, and leaves can be used as a flavoring and in tea.  Can be aggressive but less likely in drier soil.  Attracts  butterflies and bees.

flower;sun;wet;clay
flower;sun;wet;loam
flower;sun;wet;sand
flower;sun;medium;clay
flower;sun;medium;loam
flower;sun;medium;sand
flower;sun;dry;clay
flower;sun;dry;loam
flower;sun;dry;sand
flower;sun/shade;wet;clay
flower;sun/shade;wet;loam
flower;sun/shade;wet;sand
flower;sun/shade;medium;clay
flower;sun/shade;medium;loam
flower;sun/shade;medium;sand
flower;sun/shade;dry;clay
flower;sun/shade;dry;loam
flower;sun/shade;dry;sand

Leave a comment below. (Comments will remain hidden until approved by site administrators.)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: