Pineapple Mint

Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'

SKU
40012
Fragrant, highly ornamental herb with oval, green leaves edged in cream. Tubular white or light pink flowers appear in summer. An excellent choice for patio containers or hanging baskets. as this plant can spread rapidly. Harvest leaves for use in teas, baking or as a garnish.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationMEN-thuh swah-vee-OH-lens var-ee-GAY-tuh
Average Size at Maturity2' tall x 2' wide, spreads indefinitely
Bloom TimePrized for foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy 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. Avoid over-watering. Feed lightly in spring. Harvest mint leaves before bloom for best flavor. Shear occasionally to promote dense new growth. Spreads quickly by underground stems.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10

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