Lime Mint
Mentha x piperita subsp. citrata 'Lime'

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

Category:

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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