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Mentha x piperita/Peppermint

Mentha x piperita / Mentha x piperita
Fresh foliage on a Peppermint plant. Older foliage is often purple
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Fresh foliage on a Peppermint plant. Older foliage is often purple

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Scientific Name: Mentha x piperita
Common Name: Peppermint
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between the watermint (Menta aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata. This perennial has a long tradition of medicinal uses. It has a high penthol content and is often used as tea and for flavoring ice cream, confectionery, chewing gum and toothpaste. It is easy to grow and makes an especially nice container plant where the leaves can be pulled to flavor foods.