Mentha x piperita
Peppermint was first cultivated in 1750 near London as an experiment crossing watermint and spearmint. From there, peppermint has found its way to all of the corners of the world. Great choice for containers. Among other uses, peppermint was traditionally a remedy for indigestion, and as a natural decongestant.
Prefers full sun and deep, rich, well-drained soil. Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks prior to the last frost. Germinates in 2-3 weeks. Alternately, sow directly outdoors after threat of frost has passed. Can be divided after 2-3 years or through cuttings. Water regularly, but allow to dry out slightly between waterings, then soak thoroughly. Mulch to help retain moisture and keep the routs cool. Mints can be come invasive, so keep an eye on the runners.
Min Qty: 1g