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Mentha x peperita Peppermint
Europe; 10 x 25 - 35cm
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.Spacing of 30cm.Ideal for areas with high rainfall.Suitable for all regions, provided additional watering where needed.
Requires regular watering.Compost-enriched soil.Watch out for fungal diseases.
Propagate from division or seed.
Well-known for its small, dark green leaves setting off a strong mint aroma when crushed.
M. pulegium (10 - 30 x 40cm) is ideal for shady spots and has peppermint-scented, small dark green leaves. Known as the Pennyroyal, it prefers damp conditions.
M. x rotundifolia (25 x 60cm) has apple-scented, velvety leaves.