Eau-de-cologne Mint
Mentha x piperita subsp. citrata 'Eau-de-cologne'

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

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:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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

Ewing, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On May 23, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of my favorite mints (and I love mints) .... delicious minty/orangey citrusy smelling foliage smells lightly "perfumey"? and almost sometimes like a man's cologne. Grows very easily one of hardier "special" mints..... round small (smaller than peppermint etc.) shiny dark green leaves with darkish veins and darkish stems.....

Positive

On Mar 8, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the only mint I grow in my garden...I cannot miss her around me so I 've planted it around my lazy resting place...when I lower my hands to touch it, it releases such a lovely scent. Most (all?) mints tend to be terrible weedy...but this one I forgive this habit with all my heart.