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Peppermint Plant

Burpee

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
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$14.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho

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Mint comes in all sorts of varieties, and one of the most popular is Peppermint. The fragrant leaves can flavor anything from favorite drinks to easy or gourmet dishes. Peppermint also is said to have some medicinal properties. You even can enjoy mint outdoors, too. Walking past or touching the plant unloads its fresh aroma. Mint is easy to grow. It grows quickly and can spread to make a scented, light green groundcover. Planted between stepping stones, mint fills in to create a warm, green pattern of color and texture.

Pruning your Peppermint is easy. Just clip leaves to harvest and use fresh or dry. Mint's ability to spread is well and good if that's what you want from the plant. If you don't want mint to spread, plant it in a container. You even can take the bottom out of a pot and plant it in the ground deep enough to keep its runners from moving along at soil level. Mint grows low to the ground or container surface but can reach nearly 2 feet tall. Since it is a perennial herb in zones 3 through 7, your mint can come back year after year.

Peppermint Plant Care

Plant Mint in spring after the last frost in your area. Choose an area with plenty of sun of part shade where you can water the mint easily. Mint likes average to rich soil, so you can add compost or other organic matter to the soil before planting. Add a layer of mulch to the ground around the plant to help retain moisture and lift leaves off the soil for cleaner harvests. Space mint plants about 18 to 24 inches apart. Keeping your mint trimmed and harvesting the leaves for cooking or other household uses can help control its growth.

Growing Peppermint Plants

Mint grows quickly, first into a small, bushy shape. Then, it begins to travel outward, and runners can root along the ground wherever they can reach. You can harvest mint by pinching off stems as soon as the plant is established, meaning it has been in the ground for more than a week or two and appears to be settled in, even growing. Separate the plant into several small plants each spring if you like.

Few plants are as perfect for containers as Mint. The only sure way to control the plant's growth is to place it in a container. But you can take the container inside in winter and enjoy the herb all year, returning it to the outdoors when the weather warms. Use a good quality potting mix and grow in nearly any container that has good drainage. Get creative if you like. Container-grown mint might need repotting every few years if the leaves look sparse.

Watering Peppermint Plants

Keep the soil around the mint evenly moist. Indoor-grown mint will need more water than some houseplants, so be sure to check the soil to see if it is moist just below the surface.

Feeding Peppermint Plants

There is no need to fertilize mint, but an occasional dose of a plant food can keep it green and healthy. Use a balanced fertilizer and water after adding the food.

Plant Facts

Common Name: Mint-Peppermint
Botanical Name: Mentha x piperita
Plant Type: Mint
Edible Type: Herbs
Vegetable Size: -
Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Height: 24" (61cm)
Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Brand: BURPEE®
SKU:
MINPEP

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.
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Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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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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