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Mentha X piperita (Peppermint)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 32275



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: Mentha X piperita
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Fragrant
  • Herb
  • Invasive
  • Perennial
  • Spice
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
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Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Ovate
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Bog Garden/Waterside
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Moist
  • Boggy
Soil pH edit
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Lavender
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Division
  • Root Cutting
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  aseedisapromise (874)
Frank (2697)
DominikaS (67)
  TooManyWeeds87 (501)


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  aseedisapromise (874) wrote on Mar 11 2015
I found this plant growing in a spring in the middle of the Coconino plateau in Arizona USA. How it got there I don't know, but it was looking happy. All around it was dry pine forest...

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Other names for this plant:
Mentha crispa
Mentha dumetorum



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