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Pycnanthemum incanum 'Stowe Away'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Pycnanthemum incanum 'Stowe Away'

Stowe Away Mountain Mint

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Item #: 9678

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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In 2004, I was visiting Doug Ruhren, former curator of the Daniel Stowe Botanic Garden in NC, when I noticed the Pycnanthemum incanum he planted was clumping instead of running all over the place like my previous experience with this species. I was subsequently able to acquire seed and finally, in 2012, we selected the most compact, clump-forming clone, naming it Pycnanthemum 'Stowe Away'. For us, this charming mountain mint has much finer foliage than is typical with Pycnanthemum incanum and after 6 years, it has produced a 3' tall x 3' wide patch, topped in late June with silvery terminal foliage highlighted by small light lavender flowers and a ton of really cool insects.