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Virginia Mountainmint, American Mountainmint
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.