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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
description:
Vigorous, spreading, very aromatic perennial. Spikes of small purple-mauve flowers in summer.

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

propagation:
By seed or division. Very easy.

usage:
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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