Silvery bracts highlight dense clusters of small pinkish flowers from summer to early fall. The flowers are an extraordinarily good source of nectar for smaller types of butterflies. The leaves smell strongly of spearmint when they are crushed and, like many members of the mint family, the leaves may be used in teas.
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Easy to grow in full sun or light shade. Appreciates consistently moist, well-drained soil. Grows well at the edge of woodlands. Leave the old seed heads and stems standing through the winter to provide shelter for wildlife. Can be aggressive, so plant with like plants such as bee balm and obedient plant