White flowers attract bees, beneficial wasps, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Needs staking in windy locations. Used in potpourri, incense and as an ingredient in tea and natural insect repellent formulas. Mint-scented foliage and flowers make attractive and highly fragrant additions to bouquets. Avg. 211,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Pycnanthemum pilosum
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting out in mid- to late spring. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil and lightly tamp into the soil so that the seeds are barely covered. Harden off before transplanting outside. Space 12" apart in rows 18" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows well in average to moist soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-8.
HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested throughout the growing season. Gather flowering tops and leaves in late summer to dry for winter use. Leaves may be used for making teas and scenting potpourris. Flowers can be used in dried arrangements.