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Mentha piperita (Peppermint, Mentha)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Mentha piperita:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Mentha piperita

  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Mentha piperita:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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