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.
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