Mentha suaveolens/Apple Mint

Mentha suaveolens / Mentha suaveolens
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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
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.