Feed your local pollinators with this densely flowered native. White to light lavender flowers with tiny purple spots bloom July to August. Wispy upright branching foliage smells intensely minty when crushed. A strong infusion of the aerial parts makes a tasty minty tea, traditionally used to settle indigestion. Avoid during pregnancy.Spreads by shallow underground rhizomes and will ramble around if you let it, so choose planting location wisely! Prefers moist soil and will do well in full sun to part shade. Once established, it will grow well in a wide range of soils. Tolerates clay, heat and drought. Try growing it along the woodland edge—deer are not fond of this plant. Native to eastern U.S. from Maine to Michigan and south to Georgia and Texas. Z4. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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