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Mentha piperita

Also called Corn Mint, Lamb Mint, Balm Mint, Curled Mint


Mentha piperita - Peppermint

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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. 

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

75-90 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Herbal garden
Naturalizing