Collinsonia canadensis / Stoneroot
A wonderfully large woodland herb in the mint family, Stoneroot’s ziggurat-shaped blooms are scented with an aromatic lemon-citronella fragrance.
Stoneroot grows in rich, moist soils, especially in mature, diverse forests. A good late-summer nectary for woodland bees and other small pollinators. An important native medicinal plant.
Spreads readily in drifts, excellent for weed suppression in deer-free plantings.
Height: 3′ – 4′ Blooms: August
Siting: Average to moist soil, part sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate