Cluster Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)

Perennial
Koellia mutica.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Cluster Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum muticum
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    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].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
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].
Eastern N. America – Maine to Virginia and Florida, west to Pennsylvania and Missouri.

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