The smallest member of the mint family, also known as mini mint. This diminutive mint creeps along, hugging the ground with its deeply scented leaves and tiny purple flowers. The leaves are not as palatable like peppermint but release a more intense scent and is used as the flavoring of creme de mint. It likes a moist, dappled light location and can be used in containers or as a filler around stepping stones. Grown as an annual, it will often self- seed in colder zones. Spreads well even during its first year.
10 multi-pelleted seed
Perennial, zone 6-9
Germination: 7-14 days
Seed Planting Depth: on surface, lightly press in
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degree soil temperature. Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors around last frost date, a few seeds every 2-3". Starting indoors provides the most successful results.
Light Needs: Shade, part shade- when grown with sufficient moisture
Soil Needs: Average, well drained
Uses: Culinary, medicinal, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals