Perhaps one of the most well known perennial herbs, Peppermint has been grown for culinary and medicinal uses for hundreds of years. Its spicy and refreshing fragrance and flavor can be utilized both fresh and dried. Pinkish white flowers appear in summer, and the plant benefits from a cutback after bloom to encourage new leafy growth.
Culinary mint can be an aggressive spreader in the garden. To prevent unwanted rhizomatous spread, plant in containers, or plant within contained soil areas in the garden. Prefers rich moist soil with good drainage.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
- Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
- Height: 12-24″