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Slender mountain-mint

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Photo: Horticulture Indigo
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. Its bearing is quite bushy. The straight leaves resemble conifer needles and give off a menthol aroma when creased. Its prolonged flowering, rich in nectar, attracts a number of beneficial insects.

: white, June to September
Attractions for wildlife: attracts butterflies and pollinators

Common name

Slender mountain-mint

Latin name (genus)

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Lamiaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun
Soil type: fresh to dry, well drained
Observation: vigorous plant that can spread through rhizomes

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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