Aroma & Fast Growth in a Tasty Treat
Hardy Peppermint never fails to remind you of candy canes once you take a deep whiff of this traditional herb garden favorite.
Very low-maintenance... Peppermint will quickly reward you with an explosion of growth. This perennial grows to 3 feet tall and spreads rapidly.
The green leaves are 3 inches across and tinged with purple around the edges, and spikes of lilac-pink flowers appear all summer.
Peppermint isnít picky about where you put it- and it will grow in almost any soil conditions and in either sun or part shade.
There isnít much work involved with gardening Peppermint, and you get to harvest delicious and aromatic leaves all season long.
This culinary darling has endless uses in everything from teas, candies, a headache cure and to tame a bout of indigestion.
Peppermint will perk up a dull summer salad, and add a touch of fun to vanilla ice-cream. Of course, you wouldnít grow it without whipping up a batch of mint juleps or popping them in a sweet tea on a hot summer day.
You can grow Peppermint both indoors and outside quite easily, so itís perfect for the beginner gardener or even an interesting child's project. Heck, it doesn't even need to be fertilized!
Peppermint plants are easy to share with friends since cuttings are effortless to root, and you can easily harvest the seeds. So, share the love.
Since Peppermint is a rambunctious grower, donít hesitate to put it in a pot if you prefer to keep it in check.