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Mojito Mint Plant

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$34.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Width 21 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 6 - 8

Mentha x villosa is the true mint traditionally used for mojitos. The larger leaf and floral-fruity taste is more subtle than other mints and is perfect in all kinds of recipes, not just mojitos. Mint is easy to grow in a pot outdoors or inside on a bright windowsill. The tender, young leaves can be harvested all summer or easily frozen in ice cubes to add a punch to drinks and desserts during the winter months. 

Mojito Mint Care  

Mint grows rampantly when planted in the ground. The best way to contain its growth is to grow Mojito in a plastic pot. The plant will thrive in either a full-sun or part-shade location and does not require much fertilization. Use a soil-based potting mix that has added perlite for drainage. Plastic pots will retain moisture longer during the hottest part of summer and make watering less of a chore. Regular pinching back and using the youngest shoots will help to keep mints from blooming. Mint can be left to bloom late in the summer to provide nectar for beneficial pollinators. In fact, the white flower spikes make an exciting addition to a bouquet and dry beautifully for use in potpourri.

Growing Mojito Mint

Mojito mint can be harvested as soon as new growth appears. Use only the young, tender shoots without cutting into the older, woody branches. Mint is very hardy and can be planted in the garden after all danger of frost has passed in the spring. Pots of Mojito Mint may need to be moved to a sheltered location during the winter if they are in the path of prevailing winds and storms. Mojito Mint is hardy in USDA zones 6-9 but can easily be grown as an annual in colder climates.

Mint can be overly enthusiastic when planted directly in the garden. The spreading branches will form roots from every spot where they touch the soil. If you want the plant to be part of a garden, try burying potted Mint in the desired location.

Watering Mojito Mint 

Mint tolerates a lot of neglect and is reasonably tolerant of both drought and over-watering. Water the container when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry. Soak the pots until water runs from the bottom.

Feeding Mojito Mint 

Mint is a very vigorous grower and rarely will require supplemental fertilizing. Mulch the top of the pots with organic compost to help keep the roots cool and provide a slow release of nutrition through the growing season.

Mojito Mint Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 21 - 24 Inches
Mature Spacing: 21 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Mojito Mint Plant
Other Name(s): Mojito Mint
Scientific Name: Mentha X 'Mojito'- Mojito Mint
SKU:
1231006822-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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