PlantsMints→Mojito Mint (Mentha x villosa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Mentha x villosa Accepted
Mentha villosa var. alopecuroides Synonym
Mentha nemorosa Synonym
Mentha alopecuroides Synonym

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


Posted by LindaTX8 (Medina Co., TX - Zone 8a) on Jan 6, 2012 4:04 PM

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.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 9, 2012 8:11 AM

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.

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What's wrong with my Mint? by kenn_k14 Oct 2, 2020 1:32 PM 2
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