General Plant Information (Edit)
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Unusual foliage color
||Other: very pale pink/purple
Late summer or early fall
Suitable as Annual
||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:
Stolons and runners
||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
- Apple Mint
- Woolly Mint
- Round-Leaved Mint
Posted by SongofJoy
(Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 24, 2012 3:30 PM concerning plant:
Bruise the leaves and put them in a pitcher of ice water for a refreshing drink or mix Apple Mint and Chamomile. Fresh or dried Apple Mint leaves can be used to make a delicious Apple Mint Jelly. Fresh leaves can also be used as a garnish and in salads.
Easy to grow, but can be invasive. Consider growing Apple Mint in a container or raised bed.
Posted by gardengus
(Indiana Zone 5b) on Dec 6, 2011 1:51 PM concerning plant:
Like most mints, it can be invasive, spreading by underground runners.
Can be somewhat contained by planting in a buried pot, but has a tendency to break through the pot after the second year.
Best to divide it every other year.
The fuzzy leaves are a favorite of kids and smell wonderful.
It can be used, as other mints can, to flavor tea and foods. It is less strong than peppermint, more like a spearmint.
Posted by robertduval14
(Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 7, 2013 6:49 PM concerning plant:
Like all mints, tends to be invasive. We grow ours in large containers and cut back flowers before any seed drops.
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