The unique mint flavour is a feature of this low clumping native herb. It can be used in place of exotic mint and its common name reflects the fact that its scent is similar to exotic pennyroyal. It makes a perfect pot plant as it does send out runners and will spread to fill whatever space it is given, but regular light trimming for use in the kitchen will keep it in shape.
|Scientific Name:||Mentha satureioides|
|Common Name:||Native Mint|
|Other Common Names:||Native Pennyroyal|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Fragrant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Tea, Fragrant oils, Bog gardens, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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