Orange Mint

Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Orange'

A great garnish for ice cream or iced tea, this gourmet mint has a wonderful hint of orange mixed with the minty flavor. Crush fresh leaves into water or juice for a refreshing beverage, or add to iced tea. Spreads rapidly. Grows well in containers.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationMEN-thuh pip-er-EE-tuh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing 1-2 ft. tall and wide, spreading.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Feed lightly in spring. Harvest mint leaves before bloom for best flavor. Shear occasionally to promote dense growth. Spreads quickly by underground stems if not contained.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-10

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