The entire plant possesses a refreshing bright not-quite mint scent. Smallish lance shaped somewhat hairy leaves are arranged in whorls along the length of its 1 meter stems. Dense clusters of white flowers with purple spots festoon the stems from late Spring until frost. Mountain mint is a great nectar plant and its honey is much sought after. Refreshing scent is a subtle mix of mint and spearmint. Makes a very nice tea. Bees love it.
- Seed Count: 50-60
- Collection Date: Dec 2021
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 1m x 1m
- Germination test type: hand sort
How to germinate Pycnanthemum pilosum seed
Very fine seed. Easy to germinate. Sow thinly: best done by adding the seed to a small amount of dry sand, mix well and spread/sprinkle evenly on well draining moisture retaining medium. Mist seed into medium for ultimate contact. Seed needs light to germinate via strong indirect light (not direct sun). Mist daily. Optimum germination temp: 20 C. Days to germinate: 14-21 days. Don’t prick out or transplant until seedlings are in the 4-5 true leaf stage