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Scientific Name: Mentha suaveolens
Pronunciation: MEN-thuh swuh-VEE-uh-lenz
Common Name: apple mint
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (off campus)


Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form:
Texture:
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google Images
apple mint
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green, Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Margins: Serrate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Violet, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Inflorescence spike-like

 
Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, nutlets enclosed in a persistent calyx
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes


Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
 
Location(s):
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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