Scientific Name: Mentha x piperita Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:peppermint Texture:Medium
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Floriferous), (Spike-like), Purple, Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Schizocarp, (Accessory tissue), Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Herb, Perennial border, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Peppermint taste; leaves ovate, to 9 cm long, opposite, sharply serrated, major veins turning red; stems turning reddish, square in c.s.