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Peppermint Mentha piperita

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 0"
Height
15" - 18"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    Features

    When the heat and humidity of summer begin to overtake you -- enjoy the mint overtaking your garden! Sit down in the patch and enjoy its minty scent. Chew on a mint leaf and take a deep breath for a cool blast. Refresh yourself -- drink mint iced tea orsp

    Fragrant Foliage
    Heat Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    15 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    16 - 20 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in landscapes and herb gardens.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Large plantings may be sheared after blooming to encourage vegetative growth. Mints can be aggressive so use a soil barrier if you want to be sure to contain the planting.

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