Slender Mountain Mint

Slender Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: narrowleaf mountain mint, common horsemint

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Slender Mountain Mint can be found in open meadows, rocky open woods, and along streams and roadsides. It is an erect, multi-stemmed plant with small, white showy flowers arranged in a densely packed cluster. You may consider planting this near a vegetable garden, as it will attract a wide range of pollinators. Other benefits are that its leaves make for a nice minty tea, and it has strong resistance to deer – as they tend to dislike strong fragrances.


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Container Size


Bloom Time

July to September

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

narrowleaf mountain mint, common horsemint

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At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

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