Mint 'Mountain'


Zones: 4-8
Exposure: Full to Part Sun
Size: 3'H x 4'S
Bloom: White
Pot Size: 3.25”
Availability: Ships in Spring 2020


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Product Features

  • Culinary
  • Medicinal
  • Deer Resistant
  • Aroma
  • Container
  • Pollinator
  • Indoor
  • Mountain Mint Plants

    Pycnanthemum incanum

    Mountain Mint, a wild-growing mint plant often found along roadsides and woodlands, makes a great addition to your culinary or medicinal herb arsenal.

    Used in many of the same ways as other varieties from the Mint family, 'Mountain' is a great seasoning for meats, desserts, beverages and sauces. To retain the best flavor when drying, harvest the Mountain Mint plant's tops and leaves when it is in bloom. Lending a spicier taste than the fruitier strains like 'Apple' Mint and 'Orange' Mint, 'Mountain' makes a deliciously useful tea.

    In its tea form, the medicinal value of Mountain Mint is truly released. Great for treating cough and cold symptoms, this herb also aides in stomach problems and menstrual issues. The plant's ability to bring on menstrual cycles makes this herb unsafe for pregnant women, as it can lead to miscarriages if taken frequently or in high doses. Placing fresh crushed leaves directly on a toothache or wound is said to immediately help stop pain.

    The Power of Mountain Mint

    'Mountain' Mint like many of its cousins, is also a natural insect repellent. Place it in your drawers, closets and rub it on your clothing to deter insects. You can also fill a small, breathable bag or pillow case with this and place it in the dryer with your clothes for a laundry load of fresh mint smelling clothing.

    Also considered highly important by many Native American tribes, 'Mountain' Mint was thought to bring people back from the dead. Tribes used to crush fresh mint and place it in the noses of those who were on the brink of death, claiming the powerful aroma would snap them back to life.

  • Pycnanthemum pycanthemoides

    Characteristics: 'Mountain' Mint has more delicate leaves than other mints, and is less invasive. Bees love this delightful little herb, and its densely packed flowers.

    Light: Plant in full sun to partial shade.

    Water: Water when soil seems dry to the touch. Mountain Mint does not like constantly 'wet feet.'

    Soil: Your mint will thrive in well-drained garden loam.

    Use: As a culinary herb, Mountain Mint is a great seasoning for meats, sauces, and beverages. As a medicinal herb, mountain mint can be used as a tea to help stomach problems.

    Extras: Mountain Mint should not be used by pregnant women!

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