Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens) in the Mints Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12-18''
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: fuzzy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: very pale pink/purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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: Cuttings: Root
Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 24, 2012 3:30 PM

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.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Dec 6, 2011 1:51 PM

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.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 7, 2013 6:49 PM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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