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Variegated Peppermint, Black Mint
Mentha x piperita 'Variegata'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh) (Info)
Species: x piperita (pip-er-EE-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Regional

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

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 30, 2004, ldw from Middleville, MI wrote:

My daughter, and I have a tea garden, one plant is var. peppermint strong peppermint smell but you must pinch out the green leaves, nice looking plant. keep all mints in a large pot or 5 gal. bucket. we have black mint also very long steams, dark green leaves, very strong peppermint smell would do better as a hanging plant, I would call our black mint plant the most aggressive mint we have, keep this in mind when you plant this plant. both mint plants are good tea plants make a nice cup of tea.