Quick-toothed Mountain Mint
Rising Star of Pollinator Crops
Quick-toothed Mountain Mint is a rising star on the planet of pollinator-friendly crops. It’s not as well-known as different ‘prime ten’ crops for pollinators–like milkweed, echinacea, salvia–however it’s a tremendous attractor of bees, butterflies, beetles, and different helpful bugs, and it’s obtained nice backyard habits and presence too.
Quick-toothed Mountain Mint Traits
Initially from the japanese and southern US, this plant is hardy in Zone 4 as a perennial and is a superb addition to your perennial gardens!
Quick-toothed mountain mint grows 2-3′ excessive in 2ft broad colonies that unfold by way of shallow rhizomes. You’ll need to give it some room to develop, however you gained’t discover it’s overly aggressive. The rhizomes are easy-to-pull, so it’s a manageable unfold. The plant is within the mint household and the tender green-grey foliage has a powerful fragrant mint odor that’s nice year-round and likewise occurs to be naturally deer and rabbit resistant. The white-pinkish flowers are small and delicate, however the bracts are silvery and fairly pretty, they usually’ll bloom in August and September.
The place to Plant your Quick-toothed Mountain Mint
These pollinator-attracting crops get pleasure from Full Solar to Partial Shade and moist soil, however they’re tolerant of all kinds of circumstances and could be sited on hillsides (sturdy root programs make them nice for erosion management), alongside woodland edges, in rain gardens, and in border gardens. They may tolerate clay soil, warmth, and drought as properly!
Give it a attempt to pair together with your different favourite Pollinator Perennials!