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Pycnanthemum virginianum

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pycnanthemum (pik-NAN-thee-mum) (Info)
Species: virginianum (vir-jin-ee-AN-um) (Info)

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Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Aromatic

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Charmed_Garden On Jan 26, 2012, Charmed_Garden from Reading, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Prolific performer in 7 gal container. The roots will grow out the drain holes. It can be harvested at least twice. The third growth can be reserved for seed collection. Deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings. Will wilt if not watered daily in the heat of summer. No pests or disease problems in zone 6b.

Neutral bigred On Aug 11, 2009, bigred from Ashdown, AR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Small white flowers are not very showy. Plants are nicely scented when brushed against. Being of the mint family,they are fairly rampant but easy to pull out unwanted runners. Great for butterflies.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Underwood gardens reports that this little-known plant is one of the best nectar plants for butterflies and other beneficial insects.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ashdown, Arkansas
Hinsdale, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reading, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia



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