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Mentha suaveolens/Apple Mint

Mentha suaveolens / Mentha suaveolens
Plants at nursery ready for planting into the garden
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Plants at nursery ready for planting into the garden

Close-up of young Apple mint plants

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Scientific Name: Mentha suaveolens
Common Name: Apple Mint
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This plants produces fragrant flowers in late summer and early fall that attracts butterflies. The aromatic leaves are used in culinary and medical preparations. It is commonly used in preparation of Apple Mint jelly. This herb produces lots of viable seeds and can become an invasive pest in the garden. Deadhead to prevent seeding.