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Mentha piperita 'Peppermint'

Mint
  • Peppermint is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • Peppermint grows best in fertile, moist oil, full sun.
  • Most mints are very invasive, so plant Pepperming in a bottomless container with several inches of the container above the soil to discourage runners.
  • Keep mints separate from each other to discourage cross-pollination hybridization.

Vigorous, easy-to-grow peppermint has no rivals in the kitchen for sweets and drinks. Can be used fresh or dried. The taste is slightly hot and stimulating at first, then relaxes while keeping the mind awake in the present moment. Peppermint calms the musculature in the digestive tract making it a prime natural remedy for nausea and indigestion.

Interesting Notes:

Deterrant to mice.


Height: 12-36 Inches

Spread: 8-12 Inches

USDA Zone: 5-9


Attributes:

  • Culinary
  • Fragrant
  • Container
  • Medicinal
  • Border or Bed

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)

Brand:

  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Squirrel Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Out of control