Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 6 inches – 2 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: July – September
Suggested Uses: Wild Mint is not recommended for small gardens but is a very nice addition to large wetland and shoreline restoration projects. It is a good plant to put up against aggressive non-natives and competes well with other aggressive natives too. Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native throughout the U.S. except for the South. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Beneficial bees, wasps and flies.
Flowers: The bell-shaped flowers are about 1/4″ long. They bloom in clusters that circle the square stem where the leaves meet the stem.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are 2″ long, ovate to lance-shaped, and smell strongly of mint.
Food Uses: The essential oils from Wild Mint can be used in jellies, sauces and beverages.
Other Names: Field Mint
More information: USDA plant profile
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Mesic Soil, Wet Soil, Fall Blooming, Medium Height