Silverleaf Mountain-mint
Pycnanthemum incanum
Uses: Medicinal/Beverage Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
Native of eastern North America with a striking silvery-white upper leaves and white lavender-tinged and purple spotted flowers in late summer. The highly aromatic leaves were used as a tea by the Cherokee people for headache, colds, fever and upset stomach. Vapours of the leaves were inhaled before sweat lodge purification ceremonies. The scent and flavour are variously described as spearmint-like or lemony, pennyroyal-like. This herb is an excellent honey plant and food source for bees, butterflies, and moths. Now endangered in Ontario, Vermont and New Hampshire, planting seeds will help this beautiful native plant recover and flourish. Will thrive in most garden soils in full sun or part shade. Ht. 90cm/3ft.
S4064-500 Seeds $4.75/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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