Flavorful Mojito Mint (Mentha villosa 'Mojito') is a fantastic Herb with loads of aroma and a wide range of culinary and landscape uses! Originating in Cuba, Mojito Mint is named exactly for the popular cocktail that it is used for! With beautiful green puckery-textured foliage and lovely dark reddish stems, this Mint-family member is a vigorous grower and carries a mild, citrusy mint flavor!
These space-saving plants are very adaptable and grow about anywhere. Sometimes a bit too well, so planting in a confined space and containers to keep them from jumping borders. Mints are wonderful garden plants and have blooms that pollinators adore! The larger leaves are perfect for muddling in drinks and hold up well Mojito Mint isn't just for drinks (but your sun tea and minted waters may disagree) and adds incredible flavor to your desserts, savory dishes, and sauces alike!
Mojito Mint is cold-hardy to many cooler growing zones but is often used as an annual Herb and accent plant. These plants even do great on sunny indoor windowsills and porch containers. Anywhere in the sun is great for these easy-going Herbs!
Plant Mints in porch containers and in the kitchen garden and vegetable garden. Just ensure you monitor their growth so they don't get into trouble. Plant a large pot or a collar (sticking 2-inches out of the ground) and plunk your Mint into the middle and fill in with a layer of mulch over the surface. Stake up longer branches or keep your Mojito pinched back into a tight mound to prevent the branches from falling over and rooting anywhere they touch the ground. That’s where the mulch comes into play - making it very easy to pull them out.
Versatile for use as edible landscaping, plant in borders and edging and using Mint as groundcover where it can roam and ramble, not just adds greenery and living mulch to your landscape, but also color and fragrance. Plant them where you will brush past your Mint and perfume the world in that refreshing aroma. Pot up in seating areas and near your barbecue and outdoor bar, or plant in a Vegetable garden or Sensory Garden!
Herbs are easy-care annual or perennial accents! They just require full sun outdoors, or bright indirect light when indoors. Plant in a location that has well-drained soil and water regularly until established, just don't overwater them. Provide an enriched site with good drainage (especially container plants!) and mulch to keep the roots cool.
To use, just trim off what you need throughout the growing season. Pinching back keeps the plants from getting leggy and encourages branching. Before frost, container plants can be brought in for the winter in cold hardiness zones, or completely harvest your plants near the base of the plant. Wash and hang them to dry, so you can use your Herbs all winter!
Order your own Mojito Mint for a more flavorful and aromatic garden! Buy your classic herb garden and kitchen garden additions at Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Mentha villosa 'Mojito'|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|