General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: to 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

Common names
  • Field Mint
  • Wild Mint
  • Common Mint
  • Corn Mint
  • Mint
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Mentha canadensis
  • Synonym: Mentha arvensis var. lanata
  • Synonym: Mentha arvensis var. sativa
  • Synonym: Mentha penardii
  • Synonym: Mentha glabrior
  • Synonym: Mentha arvensis
  • Synonym: Mentha arvensis var. glabrata
  • Synonym: Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis
  • Synonym: Mentha haplocalyx

Photo Gallery
Photo by SongofJoy
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: Butterfield Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-08-22

By Michael Becker (taken by Michael Becker) [GFDL (http://www.gnu
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-09-03
Location: Canada
Date: 2017-09-07
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2016-09-13
Flowers and buds

Credit NPS
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2019  Summer
Mentha canadensis    Full bloom
Location: Keila, Estonia
Date: July
credit: Ivar Leidus

By Franz Xaver (Own work) [GFDL (
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 7, 2013 5:47 AM concerning plant:
    This is the only native species of Mentha found in the US.

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