Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mint

Mentha

* photo taken on May 4 2017 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 28 2017 in Ellicott City, MD


Mentha arvensis ( Wild Pennyroyal )
A perennial, reaching up to 2 feet.
Hardy zones 4 to 8.

Mentha piperita ( Peppermint )
A rhizomatous perennial, reaching up to 3.5 ( rarely over 2 ) feet in height, that is native to Europe but has become naturalized over much of North America to as far north as Hearst, Ontario. It is often found in moist to wet meadows and ditches in the wild. It tends to run underground and can become invasive so it is recommended to either contain it into containers or parking lot islands.
The oppositely-arranged, sharply-toothed, ovate leaves are up to 2.5 x 0.5 inches in size.
The leaves are used for flavoring and can be harvested at any time of the growing season.
The tiny, pale purple flowers are borne on dense, upright spikes during early summer to mid-autumn.
Hardy zones 4 to 8.

* photos taken on June 21 2018 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 17 2012 in Columbia, MD


Mentha requieni ( Corsican Mint )
Low and spreading.
Hardy zones 7 to 9.

Mentha spicata ( Spearmint )

* photos taken on June 25 2017 in Columbia, MD




Mentha suaveolens ( Pineapple Mint )

'Variegata'

* photo taken on June 25 2017 in Columbia, MD

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