Apple mint Mentha suaveolens

apple mint


M. suaveolens is a vigorous rhizomatous herbaceous perennial to 90cm tall, with rounded, softly hairy, apple-scented leaves to 4cm long, and dense spikes of tiny pale purple flowers in late summer and early autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple mint round-leaved mint woolly mint see more

    • Common names

      Mentha rotundifolia

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      1-1.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    cut back at the end of the growing season

  • bambooSoil


  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sown in containers in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame in spring. Plant portions of rhizome any any time during the growing season; pot these up until they are established. Root tip cuttings can be taken in spring

  • insectPests

    Mint can suffer from green mint beetle, blue mint beetle, mint moth and sage leaf hopper

  • microbeDiseases

    Powdery mildew, especially during drought, can be a problem, as can mint rust