Mentha x piperita citrata
Orange Mint, Bergemot Mint
Deciduous, Herbs, Perennials
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 citrata
Known as orange mint (crushed leaves have a slight orange flavor) or bergamot mint, this plant grows to 2 ft. high and spreads as far as conditions permit. Has broad, 2-in.-long leaves and small lavender flowers. It is used in potpourris and in flavoring foods.
The true species grows to 1 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, but plants sold under this name are usually m...
Native to eastern North America. Grows to 3–5 ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Erect plant with narrow...
Among the most carefree and generously blooming perennials for summer and early fall, several being eq...