Peppermint
Peppermint leaves have a pleasantly strong menthol taste.

Peppermint

  • Type: Perennial in zones 3 to 11
  • Planting time: After last frost in spring or in fall (up to 2 to 3 weeks before first frost in cold zones)
  • Features: Green leaves with strong menthol flavor
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Fertile, moist
  • Spacing: 18 to 24 inches
  • Plant size: 12 to 36 inches tall
  • Garden use: Herb gardens, beside water gardens, in low, wet spots, or in containers
  • Culinary use: Use leaves fresh, dried, or frozen in water

Many herbs are easy to grow, and this is definitely true for peppermint. Square stems tend to run rampantly over — and under — soil. In small garden spaces, it’€™s best to tuck peppermint into a pot to curtail its wandering ways. Peppermint 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 add to iced tea. You can also dry leaves for flavoring dishes or beverages and making desserts like meringues, cookies, or cakes. Pick leaves frequently. Plants open lavender blooms in late summer. Tolerates light frost.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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Peppermint is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mint. I have it planted to where it will spread along a path in my yard. Its amazing for keeping away all the annoying insects. I recently bought one of these peppermint plants, and a chocolate mint plant, because my last plants were killed by my friend while I was on vacation (he forgot to water them). I enjoy extracting the oil from the leaves and using them as medicine. It works wonders on sinus infections and head colds. These amazing plants both look great, smell great, and taste great.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this plant, its so amazing and i love how fast it Grows!!
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grows fast and hardy: This plant was very easy to propagate and to grow. This was the first plant I bought from Bonnie plants and I am amazed. It grew quickly and by half a week, I had many runners popping out.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Planted it, watered it a little everyday, and now I don't have to do anything. It is taking care of it self! I love the taste!!!!
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Grows fast and in a full sun environment had a very potent taste.
Date published: 2015-04-20
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