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Mentha suaveolens ‘Silver Mint’

Pineapple mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.8m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink white
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Mentha suaveolens ‘Silver Mint’ (Pineapple mint). This is a vigorous suckering perennial it grows to about 1m tall with felted grey-green apple-scented leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S.W. Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic foliage, which is both decorative and used as a culinary herb.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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