Habek Mint, Bible Mint
Mentha longifolia 'Habak'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh) (Info)
Species: longifolia (lon-jee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Habak

Category:

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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 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

Regional

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

Huntsville, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

Hallettsville, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 7, 2013, steffymoc from Bucharest
Romania (Zone 6b) wrote:

the botanical name is: mentha longifolia subsp. schimperi.
there are various oil varieties. the standard one is spearmint but jekkafarm has one "peppermint" scented. i would be really glad if someone comes here with a few seeds for us :)

Positive

On Jun 13, 2007, herbs501 from Hallettsville, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows tall and bushy. Kind of lanky, actually. I grow it in dappled light under a live oak tree. Seems winter hardy here in Zone 8b.
Might be more upright in full sun. Will try it and report back!