Known as- Mint-shrub
Grow Zone - 4 to 8
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 3 to 5 ft.
Span- 3 to 5 ft.
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Dry to moderate dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun.
Prune in late winter before new growth appears. May be cut to the ground
in late winter each year and grown as an herbaceous perennial in somewhat
the same manner as buddleia. Fall lowers bloom on new growth of the season.
Mint shrub is a semi-woody, deciduous shrub of the mint family. Typically
grows 3-5” tall. Features toothed, ovate-elliptic leaves (2-5’
long) which emit a minty fragrance when crushed and narrow, upward pointing
spikes (to 8’ long) of two-lipped, densely-packed, lilac-purple
flowers in autumn.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Shrub or perennial borders.