Pycanthemum hyssopifolium

Appalachian Mountain Mint

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Pycnanthemum hyssopifolium – This may be P. flexuosum, the Appalachian Mountain Mint. Small, soft lanceolate bright green leaves create a fine texture. Crush the foliage and you will be treated to a heady aroma approaching that of crème de menthe. Small white flowers in great numbers on branched stems adorn the foliage in mid to late summer. Though from the distance the July flowers appear pure white upon close inspection the white is suffused with the palest pastel lilac. It is barely noticeable but lovely. Appalachian Mountain Mint will gradually form a very nice, dense but graceful ground cover. Site in full sun in any decent garden soil. Once established it is quite drought tolerant. This neat perennial came our way via Jonathan Lehrer. If ordered in our autumn catalog it will arrive cut back, likely. Division or cutting grown.


Height:

10-18 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Colors:

White

Characteristics and Attributes for Pycanthemum hyssopifolium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Fragrant
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Average

Origins

  • Southeastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown
  • Division