Orange Mint

Mentha x piperita x citrata

Growing Zones 3-10
  • Height: 12-24″
  • Width: 12-24″
  • Spacing:  18-24″
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
  • Location: Sun-Part Shade
  • Water:  Average




Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Feed lightly in spring. Harvest mint leaves before bloom for best flavor. Shear occasionally to promote dense growth. Spreads quickly by underground stems if not contained. A great garnish for ice cream or iced tea, this gourmet mint has a wonderful hint of orange mixed with the minty flavor. Crush fresh leaves into water or juice for a refreshing beverage, or add to iced tea. Spreads rapidly. Grows well in containers.