Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Average, moist
Bloom Time: White flowers in July, August
Size: 2-3 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread

An aromatic, good soil stabilizer, it produces silvery white flowers above light green foliage. This species is not aggressive and will slowly expand. Plant in the border of a rain garden, pollinator, or native garden. Attracts throngs of desirable pollinators. Not a New England native but native to the southeast

Garden Companions

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Little Bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium), Big Bluestem grass (Andropogon gerardii)

Nature Benefits

• Larval host for the Gray Hairstreak Butterfly and Wavy-lined Emerald
• Attracts bees, butterflies, moths, and wasps

Natural Habitat

Occurs in meadows, roadsides, open woodlands.

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