Mentha satureioides ‘Bush Mint’ – Native Pennyroyal


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 Pennyroyal
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants