Peppermint is part of the Mentha genus and its scientific name is Mentha x piperita. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Amethyst. The mature flowers are of a clustered form. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Napier green colour. It is an edible herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Peppermint is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 38.1 cm (1.24 feet). Expect blooming to occur in early summer. Popular varieties of Peppermint with home gardeners are Grapefruit, Black, Chocolate, Swiss, and Variegata.
Peppermint is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Cut back to the ground after flowering.
Easy propagation from cuttings.
Spreads by its rhizomes.1
Keep moist, but not wet.Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Peppermint so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Peppermint so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Peppermint plants:
Mint, Pepper mint, sweet mint, candy mint
Mentha piperita, Mentha × piperita, Mentha × piperita L.
Misspellings: Mentha x peperita
06 Nov 2011
Peppermint is an herb that grows very easily with little attention. I have it growing in a pot that I never fertilize and rarely water, other than the rainfall that naturally occurs, but I’d like to see how it would do with a little attention. It is such
20 May 2011
Grows slower than regular peppermint. I kept it in a contained area next to my front door and it smelled amazing in late spring when it really took off. It does still take some management, as mints do
Peppermint care instructions
How long does Peppermint take to grow?
Seed Packet from Green Harvest
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