Also called Corn Mint, Lamb Mint, Balm Mint, Curled Mint
More About Mentha piperita
- Small, pink, sterile, tubular flowers
- Ovate, lance-shaped, toothed mid-green foliage on red stems
- Plants are edible raw or cooked
- Best used to improve flavour of other foods
- Grows in moist areas in plains and foothills
- Bloom Time: July to September
A hybrid cross between M. aquatica x M. spicata. Peppermint oils are used in flavouring chewing gum, toothpaste and mouthwash. It is also used for culinary and medicinal purposes and in fragrances.
Peppermint Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in a moist to wet soil, in full sun. Spreading by rhizomes and above runners, this plant can be weedy or invasive.
Mentha piperita Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesHerbal garden