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Hairy Mountain Mint

Scientific name

Pycnanthemum verticillatum


Hairy Mountain Mint is a perennial wildflower species that can grow up to 1 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Whorled Mountain Mint. The leaves are green, narrow and lance shaped, have pointed tips, entire margins, and are covered in short dense hairs. The flowers are small, tubular with two-lips, white to lavender colored with purple spotting, and bloom between July and August. The blooms are very beneficial to pollinator species due to the high amounts of nectar produced. This plant has a strong minty fragrance.

Planting conditions

Hairy Mountain Mint grows best in normal to dry conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers a well-drained, nutrient rich loam soil type. It is tolerant of drought but young plants should be watered occasionally until established. It is very tolerant of deer and mammal grazing because of it's strong minty fragrance. This wildflower can be naturally found in fields, meadows, open forests, and along upland shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m