Spring Garden Tips

Peppermint

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Botanical Name

Mentha x piperita

Hardiness

Zones 5 to 9

Height

12 to 36 inches

Width

12 to 24 inches

Flowers

Summer: lavender

Light

Full sun to part shade

Soil

Moist, well-drained

Planting and Care

In smaller gardens, place mint in container sunk into the ground - this will help restrain the roots from spreading.

Problems

Can be invasive

Varieties to Consider

Chocolate - 2', burgundy tinged leaves, chocolate mint fragrance and taste

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