Savanna Mountain Mint
Savanna Mountain Mint is a well behaved native perennial, growing 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide. The flat topped flower clusters contain hundreds of tiny white flowers that bloom most of the summer. Hardy from zones 6 through 9.
How to grow
Plant Savanna Mountain Mint in sun to part shade and well drained or moist soil. Once established plants can tolerate periodic drought. Old flowering stems can be cut to ground level during the winter.
Where to plant
Plant Savanna Mountain Mint in perennial borders, or damp natural areas.
Mountain Mints are one of the best native plants for attracting a variety of pollinators into the garden.
Where found in the wild
In the coastal plain, Pycnanthemum flexuosum occurs in moist savannas and pocosin margins from southeast Virginia into northern Florida. It is common in southeastern North Carolina.
Source and origin
Plants are grown from seeds collected from a savanna in Pender County, North Carolina.
The common name Mountain Mint is a bit of a paradox as many species of Pycnanthemum are only native to the coastal plain region.
Seed can germinate in less than a week at temperatures above 75°F (24°C).