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Mentha x piperita f. citrata
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common name: Eau-de-cologne Mint
synonyms: Mentha 'Eau-de-cologne'
purple & green
full sun, part shade
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.
Natural hybrid of Mentha aquatica x Mentha spicata