Mentha x piperita

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  • Common Name: Peppermint
  • Plant Story:

    An herbaceous creeping perennial with strongly aromatic foliage. It spreads with virtually unstoppable fleshy white rhizomes. Leaves are used to flavor teas or as a garnish.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Planting Zone: 5-9
  • Height: 1-2 ft
  • Spread: 1-2 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Herb garden
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Remove flower heads for new growth. Adapts to a wide range of soil but dry soil. Spreads by rhizomes.

Peppermint - Additional Photos