Hairy Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum pilosum)
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Pycnanthemum pilosum, commonly called hairy mountain mint, is a clump-forming perennial that typically grows 1-3’ tall. Features small, two-lipped, white (sometimes lavender-tinged) flowers with purple spotting in mid to late summer.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowering is in full sun. This plant is a vigorous grower that may spread by rhizomes in optimum conditions. If naturalizing is unwanted, prune roots in spring with a spade to keep clumps from spreading.
Best when allowed to naturalize in native plant gardens, dry meadows or herb gardens.
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil