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 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.
Looking part dandelion and part carrot, this large (to 3 ft.), coarse, weedy-looking plant is grown fo...
Wild species (for which seed is available) grows 2 to 4 ft. tall (possibly to 6 ft. under ideal condit...
Plant grows 2– 2 1/2 ft. tall, with sweetly scented white flowers.