Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Mentha spp., Mint

Common Name: Mint

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Mentha

Cultivar or Variety: spp.

Characteristics: Leave plenty of room between different types mint to retain flavor.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/8th"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Creeping
Upright
Branching
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Pale Blue

Fragrance
Mild

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments
Rhizomes

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

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