Hillary's Sweet Lemon Mint
Mentha 'Hillary's Sweet Lemon Mint'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hillary's Sweet Lemon Mint
Additional cultivar information:(PP9197)
Hybridized by Westerfield
Registered or introduced: 1993

Category:

Herbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Ewing, Kentucky

Columbia Station, Ohio

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

Spring, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 11, 2007, seedpicker_TX from (Taylor) Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Here is what Richter's has to say about this mint:
''A fresh new twist to the available palette of mint flavours. Developed from apple and lime mint, it has the sweet, fruity, spearmint-like aroma of apple mint lined with a citrus edge from its lime parent. "Has tremendous culinary potential" according to Jim Westerfield, who tested this mint extensively in the kitchen of his award-winning bed-and-breakfast inn. An aggressive female mint with lavender flower spikes. Named after Hillary Clinton, First Lady of the United States and herb enthusiast''

Neutral

On Jan 24, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

An absolutely divine aroma! Definite spreading tendencies.