Baker Creek Seeds
Perennial. This top pollinator favorite is easy to grow from seed and to care for. It’s loaded with nectar so the sublty spotted flowers hum with life. Because of its strong smell, mammals won’t bother it, yet it’s a delight in the gardens because simply brushing this plant will release a beautiful mint aroma. The first botanical records of this plant come from French botanist Andre Michaux’s notes from the late 18th century. It naturalizes in dry prairie or glade habitats, but also does well in sunny to partially shaded drained beds. It can readily spread by rhizomes, but roots can be cut back once a year to prevent spreading.