Species Name:  Pycnanthemum muticum

Common Name: Clustered Mountain Mint, Blunt Mountain Mint, Broad-leaved Mountain Mint

Zone: 4 to 8  

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist to Medium to Dry, drought tolerant in shade.

Soil Types: Well Drained Gravel, Sand, Loam and Clay,

Fertility: Average to rich soils.

pH: 5 to 6.8

Bloom Time: July to September

Habit: An aromatic perennial member of the mint family growing 2 to 3 ft tall and 2 ft wide.  Maybe the showiest of the mountain mints with silvery white bracts and numerous clusters of tiny white to pinkish to violet flower clusters. It grows in any well drained soils spreading slowly by shallow rhizomatous roots and naturalizing from seed.  Clustered mountain mints nectar rich flowers are a magnate for small butterflies, wasps, bees, moths and other pollinator insects. Flowering lasts about 6 weeks. Highly aromatic foliage is very resistant to deer browsing. You will find it growing in old fields, pastures, woodland edges and clearings in open woods.

A valuable addition to any pollinator garden, native meadow or naturalized planting because of its deer resistance and attractiveness to pollinators. Easy to establish and maintain. Although rhizomatous its spread is not overly aggressive and its spread can be controlled by pulling unwanted plants. Native throughout the east from New England and Michigan in the north, south to Florida and Texas.


Numerous clusters of tiny white to violet flower clusters

Nectar rich flowers are a magnate for pollinator insects.