Mint – Peppermint

Mint – Peppermint

Since Peppermint can be used in just about anything and is also easy to grow, this fast spreading perennial is an essential part of any herb garden. With its pointed purple leaves and square purple stems, it is easy to identify. Add in the small pink, white, or purple flowers blooming from each stem in mid-summer, and you have a delightful combination of beauty and practicality. Peppermint can add flavor to home-made jams, sauces, or teas. It can also spice up cookies, cakes, candies, ice cream, fruit salad, or any favorite recipe.

Spacing: Plant 16” to 18” apart.

Height: Grows 10” to 15” tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full to part sun.

Outstanding Features: Peppermint naturally soothes an upset stomach.

Tips: When Peppermint gets too tall and thin, cut it to the ground. After cutting, feed and water to induce fresh top growth.

Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers

 

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