×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Mentha rotundifolia

Round-leaved mint

Garden

Wishlist

  • Plant Placeholder

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite to mauve
  • Leaf ColourDark blue green

Description

Mentha rotundifolia (Round-leaved mint). A low perennial from Africa with oval-round, dark blue green leaves and white to mauve spiked flowers in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Mint

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Borders, paths and edging

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Plant Placeholder

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture. You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.

Propagation

By seed, root or clump division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Plants can be invasive and often grown in containers partly for this reason.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Other Mentha posts

To view Mentha plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Digging

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.1 (afe3274)