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Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides

Previously known as:

  • Koellia pycnanthemodes
  • Pycnanthemum incanum ssp. pycnanthemoides
  • Pycnanthemum incanum var. tullia
  • Pycnanthemum tullia
  • Tullia pycnanthemoides
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pik-NAN-thee-mum pik-nan-thee-MOY-deez
Description

Normal soil, dry soil, or even wet woodlands are soil types that this plant does not mind.

 

Plant this with 2-3 ft. of space.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#purple#fragrant#white#butterflies#pink#sun#birds#full sun#partial shade#summer#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#food source#summer flowers#part shade#butterfly garden#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pycnanthemum
    Species:
    pycnanthemoides
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. U.S.A. to Illinois
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies, bees, and pollinators. This plant--more especially, the seeds-- also attracts birds.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Description:
    Brown seeds have hairs and are in an oblong shape.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are very small (less than half an inch!) but are clustered together. They grow terminal branches. Flowers bloom in summer (around June to August).
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves can be lance-shaped (or ovate), have hairs (under the leaf), are green with some white coloration on top of the leaf, and have some tooths.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil