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Mentha arvensis

American Wild Mint

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Mentha arvensis (American Wild Mint)

A small perennial that blooms from July to August with small blue flower clusters on a spike of scented, green leaves. This mint grows along creeks and in meadows. Tolerates full to part sun, sand or clay soils, seasonal flooding and deer browsing. Foliage is deciduous and can be dried for tea.

Additional Information:


Height
-12 Inches

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Spread
-12 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map