Hardy perennial wildflower
with loads of fresh mint aroma, without the invasive roots of mint.
Compact, good-looking landscape plant with spikes of pale lavender flowers that butterflies love.
This drought-tolerant native plant thrives in difficult soils, even compacted clay! (Though you will want to start the seeds off in a good garden soil or mix.)
Sow in flats or nursery bed in nearly spring and plant out in sun or partial shade.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pycnanthemum pilosum
Sow in flats or pots indoors or after weather is warm in spring. Light-dependent germinator-press seeds into firm soil surface but do not cover. Keep moist; if necessary cover with glass or plastic. Germination takes about 2 weeks. Plant out 12" apart in a sunny spot in reasonably good garden soil that is well-drained. Perennial, so may be included in permanent herb or flower beds in zones 5-8.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 5-8/Height 2-3'/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly