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

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

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Variegated
Aromatic

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem 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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Thumbnail #1 of Mentha x piperita subsp. citrata by mystic

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral thecheshirerain On May 17, 2008, thecheshirerain from Derby, KS wrote:

not aggressive but not fragile. it grows along the side of my house and i mow it with the lawnmower when i cut my grass and its pretty hardy. i havent seen them flower but the mowing could be the cause of that. it seems to follow the house and doesnt spread out into the lawn. i like to chew a leaf while cutting the lawn when its really hot. roots seem to dig straight and deep. a 8 inch plant has atleast 4 inches of root.

Regional...

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

Derby, Kansas
Ewing, Kentucky



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