Silver Mountain Mint

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Latin Name- Pycnanthemum Albescens Hardy Zone- 5-20 Mature Height-1-4ft Width- 2ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
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Silver Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum albescens

Silver Mountain Mint is an herbaceous perennial. The white edged stems have silver leaves and a very strong mint scent. The hairy stems make this one of the most fragrant plants in the US. The Silver Mountain Mint plant has a variety of uses.  This plant can be used to freshen your clothes in the dryer when a small bag is filled with the leaves of this plant.  It has also been known to help with toothache pain and also is good to stop pains in wounds on the skin.The silver mountain mint plant, an herbaceous perennial, is, as the name suggests, is a plant belonging to the mint family. It is a beautiful plant with white edged stems and the leaves are silver in color, hence the name. In fact, the silver color resembles as if someone sprinkled some type of dust on them. When several of these plants are planted together they have a truly amazing look. The stems have a hairy texture to them and will have a strong mint aroma. It has been widely planted for both, cosmetic reasons as well as for its air refreshing qualities. In fact, native Americans used them for medicinal purposes also, such as curing tooth aches and fevers. They are also popular for their butterfly attracting quality and low maintenance. This variety of mint plant is very easy to grow, only requiring minimal maintenance and upkeep. The flowers show up in summer and are usually pink in color. They are small flowers clustered together on top, resembling a bouquet. Each cluster will have two leaves extending making it look like a propeller. The silver mountain mint propagates itself through rhizomes, like most mint plants. This herb is truly a plant it and forget it type.



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