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Orange Mint Plant

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (5+ Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 1 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Width 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Hunting for an edible herb that adds fragrance and color to your yard and home? Foraging for flavors of citrus and mint to add to your food? If so, Orange Mint Plant, bred by Sara's Superb Herbs®, is your perfect choice. Throughout summer and fall, this vigorous perennial’s emerald leaves, etched in plum and accompanied by pale violet flowers and lemony fragrance, provides interest to both the eyes and nose. The foliage from Orange Mint Plant, otherwise known as Mentha aquatica 'Citrata', Mentha piperita citrata, Aquatic Mint, Bergamot Mint, Eau de Cologne Mint, and Water Mint, will enhance many delectable dishes and drinks to include desserts and teas served hot or cold. By freezing or drying the flavorful leaves, you can have the taste of mint and citrus all winter long.

Orange Mint Plant Care  

To control its vigorous, mounding growth, it’s best to grow Orange Mint Plant, like many other mint cultivars, in a container. If growing this low maintenance perennial outside, choose a spot that gets full sun to partial shade, and plant during the spring after the last frost date. Space plants 3 feet apart if planted en masse, and ensure that the surrounding soil is rich, acidic/neutral, moist, and drains well.  Since Orange Mint Plant adores moisture, give it 1 to 2 inches of water per week, and to encourage another round of flavorful leaves after flowering, cut the foliage back to about two inches just after blooming.

Growing Orange Mint Plant

Preferring partial shade but tolerating full sun, Orange Mint Plant can be harvested two months after being planted in spring. You can control its spread by planting it in a container. This vigorous favorite of bees and butterflies reaches a maximum height of 12 to 36 inches and width of 3 to 4 feet. If provided adequate soil, light, and water, this lightly perfumed herb thrives inside as well as outside. 

Serving as a sensational filler plant, Orange Mint Plant provides a consistent background of color and fragrance to enhance companion specimens in borders and containers. If growing in a container, start out with a 10-inch pot and repot this vigorous grower annually, splitting the plant into two and planting each in a new pot. If maintained in a container, however, the need to water will be more frequent. 

Watering Orange Mint Plant

Provide this water lover with 1 to 2 inches of water per week.  If grown inside, the need to water may be more frequent.

Feeding Orange Mint Plant

Feed Orange Mint Plant a balanced fertilizer once during the spring. If your soil still lacks proper nutrients, you can continue to fertilize monthly throughout the remainder of the growing season.

Orange Mint Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 1 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spacing: 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Purplish-Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Orange Mint Plant
Other Name(s): Orange Mint
Scientific Name: Mentha aquatica - Orangemint

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   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
   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
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

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.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations