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Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’

Pineapple mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.25m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink white
  • Leaf ColourMid green, variegated with white

Description

Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ (Pineapple mint). A spreading perennial with soft, medium green leaves speckled white, which smell of apples. This rarely produces flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Mint

Origin

S.W. Europe

Interest and use

Mixed bed

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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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