Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf Slender Mountain Mint Seed & Plant
(pick-NAN-thuh-mon  ten-yoo-ih-FOLE-lee-um)
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pycnanthemum tenuifolium picture, narrow leaved mountain mint picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf Slender Mountain Mint flower picture Sun July and August White 12 -24 Dry to Moist 8 to 24 Inches Perennial

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Narrowleaf Mountainmint Photo by cj      

We have Pycnanthemum tennuifolium (Narrow leaved Mountain Mint) potted plants available, $5.00 each plus UPS shipping.  Please contact us by email with your address for shipping charges on  potted plants

For other flowers visit the wildflower seed list or Potted Plant List to order Mountain Mint seed copy the orderform or  email questions, comments, and orders to john

Pycnanthemum tennuifolium seed
Slender Mountain Mint seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -out at this time


 40 sq ft

1 ounce - ---------


9,375 sq ft

1 pound -----------


150,000 sq ft

Seed shipping chart at bottom of page
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
, Narrowleaf Mountainmint or Narrow leaved Slender Mountain Mint is an attractive perennial that will grow in a wide range of conditions. Narrowleaf mountainmint grows best when planted in rich, average to moist soil in full sun in a butterfly garden or prairie meadow with other prairie wildflowers, (coneflowers, black-eyed susans, blazing stars, marsh milkweed, beard-tongues), and prairie grasses, (little bluestem, and sea oats).  Pycnanthemum tenuifolium plants are avoided by deer, the flowers are very attractive to butterflies and are used in flower arrangements.  Slender mountain mint leaves and stems are very fragrant  and make a refreshing mint tea.  Narrowleaf mountainmint seeds germinate without pretreatment.

Native Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Narrowleaf Mountainmint plants occur naturally in dry or rocky open woods, dry fields,  prairies meadows, alluvial ground, and gravel bars from Georgia to Texas, north to New England, New York, Ontario, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  Lamiaceae (Mint family)

The map below shows areas where native Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Narrowleaf Mountain Mint flowers grow wild, it is hardy over a much wider area if planted.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9.

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Mountain Mint


New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia

State Distributional Map for Pycananthemum tennuifolium, slender mountain mint wild flower seed

Use the chart below for shipping charges on flower seeds, to order mountain mint seed copy the order form or email questions, comments & orders to john

Please contact us by email with your address for shipping charges & availability on Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, Narrowleaf Mountainmint potted plants

We accept payment by check, money order, and through Paypal

The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.
Out of mountain mint seeds at this time

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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Native Pycanthemum tennuifolium slender Mountain Mint plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Native Pycanthemum tennuifolium slender Mountain Mint plants are easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  In optimum conditions Mountain Mint may be a vigorous and sometimes aggressive grower.

Slender Mountain Mint typically grows in the wild in dry, open, rocky woods, dry prairies and fields, along roadsides, along streams and in open wet thickets. Mountain Mint is an erect, many-branched, herbaceous perennial that grows 18 to 36 inches tall with extremely narrow, almost needle-like leaves and profuse terminal clusters of small, white flowers which bloom in mid to late summer. All parts of the plant emit a strong, mint-like aroma when crushed. Pycnanthemums have been used in teas. This native wildflower is found throughout the Midwest and Eastern US.

Native Pycanthemum tennuifolium slender Mountain Mint plant does not have serious insect or disease problems.  It is an interesting plant for the herb garden, border, naturalized area or meadow and may be grown in open areas near ponds and streams