Mentha (USDA Organic) Mint, Peppermint, Mentha piperita 'Mint, Peppermint', is a hybrid of the original mint, spearmint; leaves are generally oval, slightly wrinkled in texture, with lightly serrated edges.
A very distinguishable characteristic of mint is the square stems.
Good for container gardens since mint can be invasive in the garden. Fresh mint leaves are more flavorful than dried, so freeze the leaves for winter use. And don't forget when you cut off those mint flowers to use them in tabouleh, or chocolate mint ice cream.
Mint tea is useful as a moisturizer, often helping to banish blemishes. Physicians have used mint for centuries as a tonic and digestive aid as well as a treatment for colds, cough, and fever. Mint tea eases colic and lifts depression.
Mints do best in deep, rich soils high in organic matter. The preferred pH range is from 6.0–7.5.
A high water requirement means that soils must be deep and well drained while holding plenty of water.
Mints can be invasive so best planted in a container or hanging basket. It is a perennial herb.
* Easy to grow
* Fresh is best!
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|