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Mentha pulegium /Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium  / Mentha pulegium
Vegetative portions used in teas
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Vegetative portions used in teas

A ground-hugging selection that dies down in cold weather

Pennyiroyal has small, aeromatic, medium-green leaves

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Scientific Name: Mentha pulegium
Common Name: Pennyroyal
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Various
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: Crushed Pennyroyal leaves and foliage havea very strong spearmint fragrance. This member of the mint dies to the ground in winter and regrows from rhizomes in spring. It is adapted to a wide variety of soils and temperature conditions. This is a prostrate growing perennial that is a useful selection as a ground cover in small spaces where detail is important. The foliage is strongly aromatic with a spearmint flavor.