Pycnanthemum incanum / Hoary Mountain Mint


A native mint with a cooling aroma. The uppermost leaves are “hoary” – they look as though they are coated in frost. A superb pollinator plant – when in bloom, mobbed by an astonishing diversity of skippers, native bees, and other small beneficial insects.

Deer resistant. Host plant for two moth species, Crocus Geometer and Hermit Sphinx.

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Height: 3′     Blooms: July, August

Siting: Average to dry soil, full sun to part sun

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Pycnanthemum incanum Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Crocus Geometer
Hermit Sphinx


Additional information


Three inch pot