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PlantFiles: Lime Mint
Mentha x piperita subsp. citrata 'Lime'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh) (Info)
Species: x piperita subsp. citrata
Cultivar: Lime

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Category:
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 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:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Bronze-Green
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:
Non-patented

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

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive green76thumb On Sep 17, 2009, green76thumb from Radford, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Lime mint is not minty at all--but tastes just like lime. Better than lime basil--it's perennial! The plant grows upright and the foliage is beautiful.

Positive smiln32 On Apr 2, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Just recently bought this and it's heavenly. I haven't tried using it in tea yet. The scent is just wonderful.

Positive EileenAZ On Jan 26, 2005, EileenAZ from Tucson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Normally I don't like mint too much, but lime mint is different- more spicy and exotic. I've had a devil of a time finding it, though.

Neutral ldw On Aug 2, 2004, ldw from Middleville, MI wrote:

orange mint makes a nice smooth tea mint, but line mint isnt the best tasteing tea mint

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Monticello, Arkansas
Merced, California
Ewing, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Middleville, Michigan
Bucyrus, Ohio (2 reports)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Red Oak, Texas
Radford, Virginia
Colville, Washington



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