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Pineapple Mint

Mentha suaveolens variegata

Photo: Pineapple Mint

General description

Pineapple Mint is a member of the mint genus Mentha that ranges through southern and western Europe and the western Mediterranean region. It is a herbaceous, upright perennial plant that is most commonly grown as a culinary herb and/or ground cover.

It typically grows to 40–100 cm tall and spreads by stolons to form clonal colonies. The foliage is light green which are banded with white, with the opposite, sessile leaves being oblong to nearly ovate, 3–5 cm long and 2–4 cm broad. They are somewhat hairy on top and downy underneath with serrated edges.


The plant flowers in mid to late summer with light purple-pink flowers.

Plant requirements

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Maintenance

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Practical use

The leaves of this plant can be used to make apple mint jelly, as well as a flavoring in dishes such as apple mint couscous. It is also often used to make a mint tea, as a garnish, or in salads.

Properties

Height
40 - 100 cm
Color
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Hardiness
Hardy