Arguably the best mountain mint for use in the garden, Pycnanthemum loomisii stands out due to its beauty and well-behaved growth habit.
- Flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators
- Very showy silvery-white bracts (modified leaves)
- Fragrant mint-scented leaves
- 3 to 5 feet tall
- Spreads to 3 to 4 feet wide
- Small cream-colored flowers are surrounded by silvery modified leaves, or bracts
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9
In central North Carolina, flowering starts in mid-summer and continues into early fall.
How to grow
Plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil with some shade from the late afternoon sun. They can be grown in full sun if the soil stays moist through most of the growing season.
Care and maintenance
Cut plants down to ground level any time after a hard frost.
Where to plant
Plant in the edge of woodland gardens, perennial borders, or in the vegetable garden where it can attract pollinators.
When to plant
Mountain mint can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for plant and gardener. Remember to regularly keep plants watered if planting in the summer.
Between four to five feet apart when planting together in a group.
When will my plant flower?
Plants purchased in spring should produce some flowers in summer.
Native habitat and range
Pycnanthemum loomisii can be found growing along the edges of woodlands in scattered locations throughout the southeastern United States.
Source and origin
Plants are grown from seeds collected in Moore County, NC.
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|AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV||$12|
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Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?
Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.How will my plants get delivered?
Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.
You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?
If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.