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Pycnanthemum muticum - (Michx.)Pers.

Common Name Cluster Mountain Mint
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy soils[235]. Dry open woods in Texas[274].
Range Eastern N. America - Maine to Virginia and Florida, west to Pennsylvania and Missouri.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pycnanthemum muticum Cluster Mountain Mint


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pycnanthemum muticum is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Koellia mutica.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea

The leaves have a pleasant mint-like aroma and flavour and can be used to make a refreshing tea[183]. They can also be used as a mint substitute in cooking[238].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1] but prefers a rich loamy soil in full sun or partial shade with plenty of moisture in the growing season[200]. Hardy to at least -15°c[200]. The bruised leaves are very aromatic[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If there are sufficient seeds they can be sown in an outdoor seedbed in April. Division in spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Michx.)Pers.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

Roxanne K.   Fri Jul 9 04:30:05 2004

Does this plant spread like mint too? Is it considered invasive? Thanks for this informative site.

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