Mentha piperita


Delightfully easy to grow, Mint varieties are used to flavor everything from toothpaste to jelly to liquor. Plants range from low ground covers which scent the air when walked on, to 2-foot flowering spikes. Drought-tolerant, they grow nearly anywhere, and spread rampantly by tough underground stems. Invasive, so grow in pots to contain spreading. Keep flowers cut. All Mints enjoy moist conditions and partial shade. Buy in containers or divide old plants.
Mentha piperita, Peppermint
Good for tea, crushed leaves have the familiar Peppermint scent.

Attributes - Mentha piperita

Plant Type: Herb

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Rust, Whiteflies.

Related Plants

Mentha piperita citrata, Mentha spicata
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