Loomis' Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum loomisii

Regular price $15

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Next crop ready:
Spring 2022

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
13-second video with scoliid wasps feeding on Pycnanthemum loomisii.

Flowering period

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.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $14 $16 $18
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $16 $18 $20
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $18 $20 $22
CO, NE, ND, and SD $20 $22 $24


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

The week your plants will be shipped is displayed in the shopping cart before you complete your order.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

How will my plants get delivered?

Almost all orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between one to four days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that 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.

Can I return my plants?

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. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

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.