|Clustered Mountain Mint in my garden this morning|
The researchers at Penn State's The Pollinator Trial found that Clustered Mountain Mint was the best plant for flowering longevity; for pollinator visitor diversity; for sheer number of insect visitors (78); and, for sheer number of bee and syrphid visitors. (from Wildflower Wednesday:A Mint You and the Pollinators Will Love)
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.
Looking at USDA map I see it is native all across the southeastern US. Maybe I can find it here in Mississippi.
Have a wonderful day!
I LOVE my Pycnanthemum clump. It's a real standout, even among other great pollinator-friendly plants!ReplyDelete
It really is.Delete
Is it as invasive as other mints?ReplyDelete
I don't feel it is as invasive as other mints. I have 2 giant clusters surrounded by other aggressive pollinators so perhaps that helps. I totally agreed with Gail- love this plant. I just planted another mint which will probably enlarge by next year. It is also surrounded by asters and other pollinators.ReplyDelete
It's a delightful plant and I do love those cute minty flowers.Delete
I know it's a popular plant with pollinators at the Arboretum here. I don't have any in my garden, but I enjoy watching the pollinators (especially native bees) on it in nature and at the Arb. :)Delete
That tears it, I'm trying again with mountain mint!ReplyDelete