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Hoary Mountain Mint

Hoary Mountain Mint
(Pycnanthemum incanum)


  • 2 to 4 feet


  • June to August


  • Native
  • Perennial


  • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to medium

Provides food for:

  • Butterflies (flowers)
  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Native bees (flowers)


  • Deer tend to avoid browsing this plant.
  • Hoary mountain mint will spread both by root sprouts and by seed; however, it doesn’t spread as rapidly or extensively as the more familiar exotic, culinary mints that are often planted in herb gardens.

Native Range:

USDA Range Map for Hoary Mountain Mint
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: