Mountainmint, Virginian – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: bird winter forage, drought tolerant, Insectary plant, Ltd Qty, Mint Family, tea herb
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(Pycnanthemum virginianum) Perennial in the Mint Family, native to Appalachia. Narrow leaves, clusters of white flowers, to 36” tall. “The strongest of mints” with a knock-out flavor and fragrance. We suspect it inspired the first Mint Julep since it is so big and bushy – falling over and blocking paths – during the hottest part of Summer, and isn’t adding it to booze a sensible Southern innovation? Drought-tolerant once established.
Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient. Full sun. Direct-sow or sow into flats around the Final Frost, or earlier. Give 12” spacing. Forms slowly expanding clumps; is not a running-root mint.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2016.