Mint

‘Sister Julie’s Wintergreen’

Probably one of the easiest yet most frustrating herbs to grow in your garden, Mint is an incredibly rewarding yet prolific plant.  For good reason gardeners encourage anyone growing Mint to do so in a contained way.  Planter boxes, pots, raised container beds; they will all give you an abundant crop of this heady and fragrant herb in flavours as unique as pineapple, chocolate or orange without the fear of it over taking your space with it’s wide spreading root system called ‘runners’. Just dropping a rouge root onto your lawn or soil can result in fresh growth and a never ending battle you surely can’t win.

Unless you are planning to open a mojito factory take heed and get your mint contained.

Mint

Mentha sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Fertile, moist
  • Height: 12″-6′
  • Width: 2″-5′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Purple, white
  • Foliage Colour: Green, gray/green, spotted
  • Pests and Disease: Mint rust, caterpillars, rot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fragrant, dried
  • Zone: 3-10

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