The Mints Database

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Talking about Orange Mint (Mentha x piperita 'Orange') on August 24, SCButtercup wrote:

Like all mints, this one is invasive. One way to control it is to grow it in a large plastic pot sunk into the garden. Keep it trimmed and make sure it does not get a chance to send out runners. Pinch back the creeping-sideways stems and it won't escape the pot.
Talking about Spearmint (Mentha spicata) on August 24, Catmint20906 wrote:

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a valuable companion plant in the garden. In addition to being a larval host plant for the Grey Hairstreak and Painted Lady Butterflies, it reportedly also attracts beneficial insects such as hoverflies, and pirate, damsel, and big-eye bugs. These beneficial insects feed on aphids and other common garden pests. Mentha spicata also reportedly helps to repel Cabbage White butterflies and flea beetles.

Mentha spicata is also a pollinator magnet. Its white blossoms, which appear in mid to late summer, attract a variety of bees and butterflies.
Talking about Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) on August 24, Catmint20906 wrote:

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) reportedly attracts several beneficial insects to the garden, including Hoverflies, Mini-wasps, and Tachinid flies. These beneficial insects consume a variety of common garden pests. Pennyroyal also reportedly helps to repel flies, mosquitoes, and fleas.

Despite its usefulness as a companion plant, pennyroyal oil or essence should be avoided due to its high toxicity to both humans and animals. In addition, Pennyroyal should be planted in containers to minimize its aggressive spread in the garden.
Talking about Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate') on February 23, gardengus wrote:

This is my favorite of the mints I grow for tea, Like all mints, it spreads and unless you have a large garden space to dedicate to this plant, it is best grown in a container.
Easy to harvest and dry. It makes a very flavorful and aromatic tea. I also use the cold tea as a refreshing hair rinse on hot days. Feels as great on the scalp as the tea feels on the tongue.
Talking about Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate') on September 19, bitbit wrote:

Like most mints, this is a vigorous grower and survives quite a bit of abuse. Very easy to start from cuttings, and this is the preferred propagation method, as Mentha x piperita is a sterile hybrid, and therefore will not set viable seeds.

Flavor is sweet and a little bit "dark," but definitely not reminiscent of chocolate. The name likely comes from the brown color of the stems more than from the flavor profile.
Talking about Mint (Mentha longifolia subsp. hymalaiensis) on May 11, KAMasud wrote:

Edible, famine food.
Talking about Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens) on March 7, robertduval14 wrote:

Like all mints, tends to be invasive. We grow ours in large containers and cut back flowers before any seed drops.
Talking about Spearmint (Mentha spicata) on March 3, robertduval14 wrote:

Great in teas. If you plant it outside, watch out...it can spread quite rapidly.
Talking about Field Mint (Mentha arvensis) on January 7, SongofJoy wrote:

This is the only native species of Mentha found in the US.
Talking about Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica) on December 30, SongofJoy wrote:

This plant hybridizes with Mentha spicata (Spearmint) to produce Mentha × piperita (Peppermint), a sterile hybrid; it hybrizes with Mentha suaveolens (Apple Mint) to produce Mentha × suavis; with Mentha arvensis (Corn Mint) to produce Mentha × verticillata; and with both M. arvensis and M. spicata to give the tri-species hybrid Mentha × smithiana.
Talking about Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) on May 11, Mindy03 wrote:

Valuable source of nectar for honey bees.
Talking about Peppermint (Mentha x piperita 'Swiss') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Common Mint (Mentha arvensis 'Banana') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Pear-Scented Mint (Mentha 'Sweet Pear') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Peppermint (Mentha x piperita 'Lavender') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Mint (Mentha 'Margarita') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Eau-de-Cologne Mint (Mentha x piperita 'Eau-de-Cologne') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Orange Mint (Mentha x piperita 'Orange') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

Talking about Grapefruit Mint (Mentha x piperita 'Grapefruit') on May 5, SongofJoy wrote:

Harvesting of mint leaves can be done any time. Fresh mint leaves can be stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry area.

Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.

Mints are said to make good companion plants, repelling pest insects and attracting beneficial ones. Mint oil is also used as an environmentally-friendly insecticide and is reported to kill some common pests like wasps, hornets, ants, and cockroaches.

Mints are susceptible to whitefly and aphids.


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