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Mentha x piperita

Peppermint

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

The strongly scented peppermint stands out with its pale purple flowers and dark green leaves with a reddish tinge. If you need abundant crops of leaves for the kitchen, then let it spread, but if you need to restrain it in, plant it in a bucket with drainage holes and bury that in the ground. Look out for one particular species with very dark leaves verging on brown.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Mentha

Species: x piperita

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 200cm


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