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Blunt Mountain Mint

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Blunt Mountain Mint is a distinctive native wildflower that simply buzzes with life. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators cover the small, white, nectar-rich flowers from mid to late summer. Blooms form in button-like clusters, surrounded by silver bracts that give plants a frosted appearance. Foliage smells strongly of spearmint, with the added benefit of being unpalatable to deer and rabbits. This resilient perennial can tolerate heat and humidity and naturalizes easily. (Pycnanthemum muticum)
key features
Botanical Name
Pycnanthemum muticum
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Naturalizes, Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Blunt Mountain Mint is easy to naturalize in pollinator gardens, meadows, and cottage gardens. Plants form a dense clump through slowly spreading rhizomes. Native to bogs, low meadows, and damp woods throughout most of the eastern United States, Blunt Mountain Mint thrives in fertile, moist soils and full sun. Plants tolerate some shade as well as clay soils. Blunt Mountain Mint is highly attractive to pollinators, recognized by the Xerces Society for being a valuable nectar source for native bees, honeybees, and bumblebees. It also attracts skippers and flower flies, and supports a healthy population of beneficial insects to prevent harmful pests. Blunt Mountain Mint looks lovely massed in perennial borders alongside tall Coreopsis, Blazing Star, and ornamental grasses.