Mountain mint grows 2 to 3 feet tall and prospers in full or part sun.
Mountain mint does have one flaw: Like most mints, it
Both wildflowers--basil mountain mint
and Torrey's mountain mint
--grow in only a few places on the planet, but some of their largest populations were discovered in High Tor State Park in Haverstraw.
Wormwood, southernwood, costmary, hyssop, rue, bay tree, lavender, peppermint, pennyroyal, spearmint, catnip, patroulli, mountain mint
, rosemary, sage, santolina, tansy, thyme.
, pennyroyals and Hedeoma pulegioides, and corn mint, all contain high levels of pulegone, a compound that repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Michigan Cranberry Shrub and Teakoe Kodiak Mountain Mint
tea with house-made pear syrup, served in a vintage punch bowl
Mints to consider include Behr's Mountain Mint
and Pratt and Lambert's Glacial Green; check out Pratt and Lambert's Coral Pink and Behr's Secret Blush for a gentle yet sophisticated soft pink.
Duke, an authority on herbal healing and author of The Green Pharmacy (see MOTHER'S Bookshelf, Pages 110-112), reports mountain mint
(Pycnanthemum muticum) contains enough pulegone, another powerful insect repellent, to make it somewhat effective, too.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory yearly sells about 2 million pounds of Rocky Mountain Mints
, Gems Boxes, Peanut Butter Buckets, Rocky Mountain Medley Gift Baskets and the like, and, in his own words, Crail is "as happy as a kid in a candy store.