Surface sow and lightly press in.
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Keep at 65-70F. Cover seed with a light cover of vermiculite.
Direct sow after frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
This mid-to-late summer bloomer can be set in the ground in late spring after all danger of frost has passed.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Mountain mint attracts a wide array of pollinators, providing nesting sites and abundant nectar and pollen resources over its extended summer bloom period. A valuable, deer-resistant addition to rain gardens, meadow gardens, as well as dry, sunny banks and seaside gardens, blooming best in full sun. While it spreads through rhizomes, it is not invasive. If desired, pruning the roots in spring with a spade can help prevent excessive spreading. Fragrant mountain mint is a top choice for attracting beneficial insects, supporting their thriving populations, and contributing to a healthier ecosystem.
Keep fairly moist—about 1" of water per week.
Most pH levels are tolerated but neutral is preferred.
Apply a granular, organic fertilizer in springtime.
Diseases & Pests:
Rust may occasionally occur, but can be prevented by placing in a location with good airflow.