I did a post on my 2 varieties of mountain mint in the fall, and another in early spring, when it looked like the Short Toothed Mountain Mint was spreading. What I pulled didn't come back, so that's good. I read that it can be aggressive, but so far, it is not. It is a lot taller this year than it got last year, so it's a keeper if it continues to behave. Click here if you want to compare the size from last year's plant or to find links to more information about them.
The amsonia, which I trimmed after blooming, right in front of the iris and mint, is still shorter than the mint, which is what I was hoping for. There are also false sunflowers, quaking grass, spiderwort, baptisia, liatris, and goldenrod in the bed.
A closer view of the mountain mint:
The Virginia Mountain Mint is expanding wider than I have let it in the past. I'm going to want to divide it in the fall or spring. I am glad neither one spreads like other mints, traveling far and wide.
This shows the blooms are similar to the other.
The last 2 photos were taken this afternoon. The bees and wasps are here, but there aren't as many as last year so far.