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
Other: fuzzy
Flowers: Showy
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
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
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Apple Mint
  • Woolly Mint
  • Round-Leaved Mint
  • Mint

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Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-07-22
Location: Summerwinds Nursery Phoenix, Arizona
Date: 2016-02-08

Date: 2020-04-04
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2014-08-05
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-08

Date: 2019-09-05
Location: Longwood Gardens, PA
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2014-08-01
East side of barn, bordering a driveway
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-04-13
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-07-22
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-05
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: 2012
Bloom on our Apple Mint

Date: 2019-09-05
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-08-10
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-06-30

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  • 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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