Mentha x piperita
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha x piperita
This hybrid grows to 3 ft. tall. Strongly scented, tooth-edged leaves to 3 in. long are dark green often tinged with purple. Small purplish flowers appear in 1–3-in. spikes. Leaves are good for flavoring tea.
From Europe and Asia. Grows to 1 1/2–3 ft. tall. Angular branches are set with long-stalked, lig...
Mediterranean native. Bushy, branching, somewhat trailing plant to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Small, n...
From tropical and subtropical Asia. Somewhat bushy plant to 2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with green, shi...