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- Mature height: 2 feet to 4 feet with a spread of 18” to 3 feet
- Light: Full or partial sun
- Soil: Dry to medium
- Landscape uses: Borders, edible gardens, butterfly gardens, meadows
- Deer resistant: Yes
- Fun fact: The leaves smell like licorice and can be used in salads, teas, and more.
Pollinator value: Very high. Special value to native bees, honeybees and bumblebees. Also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
One of the most ornamental native mints, this sturdy perennial blooms in mid- to late summer with spikes of small, tubular lavender to purple flowers. Its aromatic leaves can be used in salads, teas and jellies, and the seeds can be added to cookies and muffins. The flower spikes also make for attractive additions to cut or dried arrangements.