Mint, Mountain (Pycnanthemum virginianum), packet of 100 seeds
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones: 4 to 8
(Virginia Mountain Mint) Perennial native to the eastern and midwestern states. Flowers to 3 feet tall—cut back to encourage bushiness. This is our best native minty tea herb, bearing fragrant leaves and showy lavender/purple flowers on a compact, bushy plant that is graceful, vigorous and easy to maintain in the herb garden. Native peoples used this as a culinary herb. Makes an excellent tasting herbal tea, condiment or mint jelly. Native usage (American Indian, TWM): colds and flu. Source of menthone. Plant prefers occasional watering and part shade to full sun, thriving in a wide range of soils including compact clay. Sow in fall or very early spring—requires cold conditioning to sprout. Sow seeds on surface and press in firmly. Our tests showed germination after 20 days in cool soils. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
100 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s