Respected as a remedy and an effective companion plant for thousands of years. Follow ancient Egyptian wisdom and grow multi-use peppermint in your garden.
Peppermint as a companion plant. Say goodbye to mice and aphids near your plants.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a perennial, robust and covert plant that tolerates flooding and drought with aromatic and bright green leaves. Used as a remedy for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians cultivated peppermint and used it for indigestion, to calm inflammation and as a palliative for colds.
Modern scientific trials on peppermint have shown that once again popular medicine and the ancient Romans and Greeks were right to use it to relieve pain and as a mild stimulant.
Peppermint is an excellent companion plant . It has a bright aroma that combines with that of other fragrant plants . It attracts good insects such as bees, while repelling ants, fleas, aphids and mice. Regular pruning of the tips encourages prolific growth, but be careful!
Peppermint will spread relentlessly and will line your entire garden in no time. Cut regularly and replant, or pot for a complete control and place around your plants.
Latin name: Mentha piperita
Type: Perennial, herbaceous.
Height: 30-90 cm
Harvesting: 2-3 times during the season. Flowers – July-August (7-8 weeks).
Effect: Aromatic, entertaining and discreet/fast coverage.
Climate: Cool season, Full sun to partial shade, needs winter protection in a colder climate.
PH: Prefers between 6.5 and 7.0. Can grow between 5.6 and 7.5.
Soil: Rich, moist, well drained.
Germination: 10 – 16 days / 21-24°C.
Spacing: 45 – 60 cm apart
Seeds per gram: 17,000 and 20,000
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