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Add This Mint Variety To
Your Garden
To Attract Beneficial Pollinators
Short-toothed mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) is a native North American mint variety that is an excellent choice for attracting beneficial pollinators to
your garden.
Characterized by its spearmint-like scent and pinkish-white flowers, this mint variant is also known as blunt mountain mint, clustered mountain mint, and broadleaf mountain mint.
The Pennsylvania State University studied 86 species of native plants from 2012 to 2015 and found that the mountain mint attracted the most diverse group of pollinators each year.
When it blooms — July to September — its numerous tiny flowers produce nectar that lures critters like butterflies, bees, ladybugs, moths, beetles, flies, and parasitoid wasps.
These pollinators not only aid in plant pollination but also feed on garden pests such as aphids, helping to naturally control and reduce
pest populations.