- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 1 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 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|
|Spacing: 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Purplish-Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|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|
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.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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