Cherokee Sweet Mint Seeds 20
Cherokee Sweet Mint or Hoary Mountainmint is an easy growing native perennial wildflower with a distinctive, minty/herbal scent. All parts of the plant emit a strong, spearmint-like aroma when crushed. Throngs of desirable pollinators flock to the dense head-like flowers, making this a pollinator paradise.
Small and narrow leaves support bracts of dense rounded clusters of tiny white to lavender tubular flowers with purple spotting on the lower lip. The leaves surrounding the flowers are highlighted with tiny silvery white hairs, giving its name of hoary. This erect, many-branched perennial typically grows 2 – 3 feet on square stems.
If naturalizing is unwanted, prune roots in spring with a spade to keep clumps from spreading. The shallow spreading roots are easy to manage.
Leaves are used to flavor teas. Pollinators flock to the blooms in open sunny gardens or large containers. A favorite of butterflies, native bees, moths and beneficial predatory wasps.The aromatic foliage is unpalatable to deer and plants are fairly resistant to other pests.