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Apple Mint

Mentha suaveolens

Photo: Apple Mint

Photo: Apple Mint
Photo: Apple Mint

General description

Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is a lovely, aromatic plant that can rapidly become obnoxious if not contained. When kept confined, this is a beautiful herb with many fantastic culinary, medicinal and decorative properties. Let’s learn more about how to grow an apple mint herb plant.

Europeans introduced this member of the mintfamily to America where it has been embraced as a garden plant including many cultivars. Reaching about 2 feet at maturity, apple mint plants have woolly stems, fragrant serrated leaves and terminal spikes that bear white or light pink flowers beginning in late summer or early fall.

Apple mint, known endearingly by some as the “fuzzy mint” or “woolly mint” can be planted from seed or plant and it propagates easily by cuttings.

Since apple mint can be invasive, it is wise to consider confining the plants to a container. You can put the plant in a container and then bury the container.

Plant requirements

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Practical use

Apple mint, known endearingly by some as the “fuzzy mint” or “woolly mint” can be planted from seed or plant and it propagates easily by cuttings.

Since apple mint can be invasive, it is wise to consider confining the plants to a container. You can put the plant in a container and then bury the container.

Properties

Height
30 - 90 cm
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