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American mountain mint [Pycnanthemum pilosum]

American mountain mint [Pycnanthemum pilosum]

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The perennial American mountain mint is an old hardy spice and medicinal plant and is used in desserts, tea and toothpaste - bee pasture - ideal for pre-cultivation - pot culture possible - sowing; spring to autumn - harvest; fresh leaves

The American mountain mint is a perennial woody subshrub and is still a very unknown medicinal and spice plant in Europe. This species of origin is also called hairy mock mint. The vigorously growing, bushy and eyrie-forming plant originally comes from eastern and central North America. It grows wild along paths in light forests and open grasslands. Their aroma is highly aromatic! With relatively long, narrow and finely hairy leaves, it exudes an intense mint aroma. Optimal for teas and as a spice! The late light purple flowering mountain mint is a versatile and excellent bee pasture. The hardy garden perennial thrives on both dry and moist and heavy soils and prefers mineral soil. The medicinal plant is known in folk medicine as an aromatic tea plant.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 80 cm
Root type: Deep Root, Foothills
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-28 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, dry to moist, loamy, humus, mineral

pH value:  6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Seed depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 14-21 days
Planting and row spacing: 50x60 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Cabbage, vines, apple, pear, tomato, walnut, potato
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from January to April or in autumn from October to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation from March in small pots.

For pre-cultivation, sow the seeds directly in small pots and keep them constantly moist. From the second pair of leaves after the cotyledons, the plants are ready to be planted out in large pots or in the bed.
Mint prefers a fully sunny location with permeable, dry to moist, heavy loamy or slightly humus-rich and mineral soil.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil with good water storage quality, an additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds and rhizomes.

Plant care
Just cut back the plant a little at the beginning of the year. If a natural spread is undesirable, separate the aboveground running roots in the spring with a spade. During long dry periods, it is advisable to give the plants additional water. Doesn't need any fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Pycnanthemum pilosum
English Names:  American mint, Mountain Mint
German names: Amerikanische Bergminze, Behaarte Scheinbergminze
Portuguese names: Hortelã americana
Spanish Names: Menta americana
French names: Menthe américaine

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

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National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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