General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Lime Mint
  • Mint

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Location: My garden in Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 04.09.21
Rounded dark green leaves with purple veins
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Location: My garden in Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 04.18.21
Undersides of new leaves are dark wine purple
Location: My garden in Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 04.09.21
Wine purple stems contrast with dark green leaves
  • Posted by NMoasis (Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft - Zone 7b) on Apr 18, 2021 12:19 PM concerning plant:
    This Mentha piperita Lime mint is a striking plant and in only one month is proving to be the standout in my mint garden. The dark green rounded 1 1/2-inch leaves have wine-purple veins and undersides, the same color as the sturdy upright stems. It has so far grown robustly during our windy, chilly early spring; looking forward to discovering how well it tolerates our brutally hot summer.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on May 5, 2012 4:54 AM concerning plant:
    Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

    Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

    Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

    Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

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