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Mentha spicata var. crispa/Curly Mint

Mentha spicata var. crispa / Mentha spicata var. crispa
A variety of spearmint with crinkly leaves
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A variety of spearmint with crinkly leaves

Probably valued more for its curly leaves than its

Does not grow as vigorously as other mints

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Scientific Name: Mentha spicata var. crispa
Common Name: Curly Mint
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Herb
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Used in foods and teas. It also has a very pleasant fragrance and is used in homes in a veriety of wasy for this enhancement. Dies to the ground in freezing temperature, but comes back in spring. Does best when grown in containers. Should be used when leaves are freshly harvested. The flowers attract butterflies.