Mentha x piperita 'Lavender'Item #6440 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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Attractive herbaceous perennial valued for use as a culinary herb or a groundcover. Handsome gray-green leaves with purple undersides are distinctly lavender-scented. Excellent for use in cooking, tea and potpourris. Showy, fragrant flowers.
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Lilac flowers in summerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesFragrant
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, evenly moist soil. Feed lightly in spring. Harvest mint leaves before bloom for best flavor. Shear occasionally to promote dense new growth. Spreads quickly by underground stems.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.