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Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum
Blooms in late July
Virginia mountain mint
Buds in early July

Common name Virginia mountain mint
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-7)
Flowers mostly white (summer)
Size 2-3'
Light sun
From seed give two months cold, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-October

As described in my portrait for slender mountain mint, this was grown from a batch of traded seed for P. tenuifolium, but was clearly different from both descriptions of that species and from a second type of plant that appears to be the real slender type. Its leaves are about midway between P. tenuifolium and P. incanum in width, and are a dull gray-green color. Flowers, which open a little later than on the slender species, have somewhat more pronounced purple speckling - but the leaves have the same undefinable aroma.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 35F (8w; a few G, 7-8w) - 70F (80+%G, 2d)

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