Mentha villosa

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Mojito Mint (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

This Cuban mint is regarded for its sweet flavor and fragrant foliage. Green foliage is vigorous. Mojita Mint is clearly different from other mints- scent and flavor are considerably more mild and warm. White blooms are a colorful addition to this sense evoking herb. Very desirable herb garden addition also looks great in any bed, border or in a container. An essential ingredient of the Mojito Cocktail.

Height

12-36 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Color

White

Interesting Notes

*A daily favorite beverage of Ernest Hemingway

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best in fertile, rich, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Harvest foliage as needed. May become aggressive if left unchecked.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Containers
Culinary
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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