An excellent nectar plant for many pollinators. After flowering, the clusters of small seed pods turn silvery gray and will persist into winter. Slender mountain mint is less aromatic than other mints but is still used in teas and cooking. It does spread from underground rhizomes but is not terribly aggressive. This is a very adaptable plant that can grow in dry or moist soils.
Uses: Bees, butterflies, edible, cut flowers, deer & rabbit resistant, historically medicinal
Bloom time: July - August
Height: 12 to 20 inches
Space: 14 to 18 inches
Sun: Full sun
Moisture: Dry to moist
Seed: May benefit from a brief cold moist period. Sow November through April.
- 200 seeds per packet
- 378,000 seeds per ounce
- 1 ounce per 12,600 square feet = 30 seeds per sq. ft.