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Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

Pycnanthemum pilosum

5.00 (4 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring as soon as the soil has warmed, pressing into the surface of the soil surface since this hairy mountain mint plant needs light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. If starting the seed indoors, keep in mind that the best temperature for germination is 65-70 degrees F. Keep seedlings lightly moist, and transplant them as soon as they have developed several leaves.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants tolerate drought well and flourish in fairly dry soil, though they will benefit from occasional watering in dry weather. This hairy mountain mint plant also grows well in rocky or clay soil. It can spread vigorously once established; to help prevent this, cut the plant back after blooming has finished. It also grows well in containers. This plant is extremely attractive to bees, and is a valuable nectar plant.

Harvesting: This plant can be harvested for both fresh and dried use. Choose stems that are just beginning to bloom, cutting them in the morning before the dew has dried.

Seed Saving: The flower spike will turn brown and dry while the seeds begin to form. Watch the plant carefully, since the seeds will soon blow away with the wind. Shake the ripe seed heads over a container to remove the seed. Store the Pycnanthemum Pilosum seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Pycnanthemum pilosum

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 185,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: White

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic

Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds 5.0
Review By Jeff

Hairy mnt mint

Great packaging, very good directions on when and how to plant. Was purchased for bee forage during times where the forage is scarce.

Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds 5.0
Review By elizabeth mehlin

Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

Your service for my order was perfect. Your website was clear and informative. You had what I was looking for. Your prices were reasonable and the seed package was a lovely design. Delivery was speedy and I am a happy camper. Thank you!

Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds 5.0
Review By Tommy Hackney

seeds

waiting till about January to plant in starter pots ,fast shipping is nice

Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds 5.0
Review By Gene Staggs

Bee seed in bulk

Great service,and prices,I wish you would sell sweet yellow clover in bulk for the beekeepers,also borage in bulk,hard to find bee seed that make lots of honey in bulk. 5 star rating.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $3.25 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $7.96 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $11.20 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $32.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $128.00 Notify Me
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These native hairy mountain mint plants feature white flowers on top of hairy gray foliage. Honeybees love this minty perennial so much that they sometimes sleep on the blossoms at night. This wildflower is a perfect choice for a native planting.
Though not from the true mint family, this native American herb provides a very respectable substitute and has a long history of culinary use. The first botanical records of this plant come from French botanist Andre Michaux's notes from the late 18th century, as a result of his expedition through the mountains of Pennsylvania. The formidable genus name "Pycnanthemum" comes from Latin words meaning "many clustered flowers," while the species name "pilosum" means "softly hairy" in reference to the texture of the foliage.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring as soon as the soil has warmed, pressing into the surface of the soil surface since this hairy mountain mint plant needs light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. If starting the seed indoors, keep in mind that the best temperature for germination is 65-70 degrees F. Keep seedlings lightly moist, and transplant them as soon as they have developed several leaves.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants tolerate drought well and flourish in fairly dry soil, though they will benefit from occasional watering in dry weather. This hairy mountain mint plant also grows well in rocky or clay soil. It can spread vigorously once established; to help prevent this, cut the plant back after blooming has finished. It also grows well in containers. This plant is extremely attractive to bees, and is a valuable nectar plant.

Harvesting: This plant can be harvested for both fresh and dried use. Choose stems that are just beginning to bloom, cutting them in the morning before the dew has dried.

Seed Saving: The flower spike will turn brown and dry while the seeds begin to form. Watch the plant carefully, since the seeds will soon blow away with the wind. Shake the ripe seed heads over a container to remove the seed. Store the Pycnanthemum Pilosum seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Pycnanthemum pilosum

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 185,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: White

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 4 reviews
5.0

Review By Jeff

Hairy mnt mint

Great packaging, very good directions on when and how to plant. Was purchased for bee forage during times where the forage is scarce.

5.0

Review By elizabeth mehlin

Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

Your service for my order was perfect. Your website was clear and informative. You had what I was looking for. Your prices were reasonable and the seed package was a lovely design. Delivery was speedy and I am a happy camper. Thank you!

5.0

Review By Tommy Hackney

seeds

waiting till about January to plant in starter pots ,fast shipping is nice

5.0

Review By Gene Staggs

Bee seed in bulk

Great service,and prices,I wish you would sell sweet yellow clover in bulk for the beekeepers,also borage in bulk,hard to find bee seed that make lots of honey in bulk. 5 star rating.