Field Mint (Mentha canadensis) in the Mints Database

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Botanical names:
Mentha canadensis Accepted
Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis Synonym
Mentha haplocalyx Synonym
Mentha arvensis var. glabrata Synonym
Mentha arvensis Synonym
Mentha glabrior Synonym
Mentha penardii Synonym
Mentha arvensis var. sativa Synonym
Mentha arvensis var. lanata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: to 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
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
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 7, 2013 5:47 AM

This is the only native species of Mentha found in the US.

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