Mountain Mint attracts many insects to its flowers, including various bees, wasps, flies, small butterflies and beetles. This makes it extremely valuable for the pollinator garden. It is a fantastic choice for rain gardens too.
Mountain mint leaves are very fragrant; when crushed they have a strong minty odor. You can use it in potpourri. We also included the flowers in boutonnieres at my daughters wedding this summer. The smell is really that great. The flowers are white and can have shades of light purple with some with purple spots.The plant will grow to about 3 feet in full sun or part shade. It is not fussy about soil moisture.
Mountain mints work well will tall meadow rue, Joe-pye weed, asters, ironweed and green coneflower. The light colored flowers makes the color of other flowers pop.
Pycnanthemum virginianum -Virginia mountain-mint
-An excellent plant for a pollinator or rain
-Easy to grow, tolerant of many conditions
-Member of the mint family with an nice fragrance
-white ti light purple flowers
-Height: 2 to 3 feet tall
-Zone: 3 to 7