Apple Mint

  • Type: perennial zones 5 to 9
  • Planting time: after last frost in spring or in fall (up to 2 to 3 weeks before first frost in cold zones)
  • Features: fuzzy leaves with sweet minty flavor
  • Height: 12 to 24 inches
  • Light: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist
  • Spacing: 12 to 24 inches
  • Plant Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
  • Garden use: herb gardens, beside water gardens, in low, wet spots, or in containers
  • Culinary use: use leaves fresh, dried, or frozen in water

Apple mint’s fuzzy leaves have rich mint taste with fruity tones. It’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. Square stems tend to run rampantly over—and under—soil. In small garden spaces, it’s best to tuck this mint into a pot to curtail its wandering ways. Apple mint thrives alongside water gardens or in damp spots in the yard, but will also survive in drier soil. Lushest growth occurs in moist soil in partial shade. Crush fresh leaves into water for a refreshing beverage, or steep in hot water for a tangy tea. Add fresh leaves to salads and sauces, or use as a garnish. You can also dry leaves for flavoring dishes or beverages and making apple mint jelly. Pick leaves frequently. Plants open lavender blooms in late summer.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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