General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 1 foot
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Some mints can be propagated by seed. Growth from seed can be unreliable for two reasons: mint seeds are highly variable and some varieties are sterile.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Parentage: M. spicata x M. suaveolens

Common names
  • Mojito Mint
  • Cuban Mint
  • Mint
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Mentha x villosa
  • Synonym: Mentha alopecuroides
  • Synonym: Mentha nemorosa
  • Synonym: Mentha villosa var. alopecuroides

  • Posted by LindaTX8 (Medina Co., TX - Zone 8a) on Jan 6, 2012 4:04 PM concerning plant:
    This is the mint from Cuba known to be used in the original Mojito drinks (which I really do like!). Not usually commercially available in this country. The plants I have were being sold at a local gardening event. Lucky me! It has some similarity to spearmint, but has a different, milder flavor.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 9, 2012 8:11 AM concerning plant:
    This is one of my favorite mints. To me, it smells and tastes wonderful and is distinctive. It's the one I use most often in sun tea. I'm not sure how to describe it, but I would highly recommend it to any lover of the Mints.

Plant Events from our members
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