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Other common names
apple mint round-leaved mint
Mentha are aromatic, rhizomatous perennials with opposite, toothed leaves and small tubular flowers in spikes of whorls in summer
M. suaveolens is a vigorous rhizomatous herbaceous perennial to 90cm tall, with rounded, softly hairy, apple-scented leaves to 4cm long, and dense spikes of tiny pale purple flowers in late summer and early autumn
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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in poor, moist soil in full sun. To prevent mint becoming invasive, plant in deep containers and plunge these into the soil
Propagate by seed, sown in containers in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame in spring. Plant portions of rhizome any any time during the growing season; pot these up until they are established. Root tip cuttings can be taken in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds
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Pruning cut back at the end of the growing season
Pests Mint can suffer from green mint beetle, blue mint beetle, mint moth and sage leaf hopper
Powdery mildew, especially during drought, can be a problem, as can mint rust
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