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botanical name:
Mentha x piperita f. citrata
Mentha x piperita f. citrata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Eau-de-cologne Mint
synonyms:  Mentha 'Eau-de-cologne'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Vigorous, spreading, very aromatic perennial. Spikes of small purple-mauve flowers in summer.

Moist, fertile soil in a sunny position. Prefers a slightly acid soil. Grows very well on heavy clay soils.
Can be invasive.

By seed or division. Very easy.

Edible and medicinal herb, leaves are used for flavouring and making herb teas. This variety has a strong, almost punguent flavour.

Used to produce an essential oil that is used for perfumes.

Attractive to bees.

other notes:
Natural hybrid of Mentha aquatica x Mentha spicata
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