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Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)

Pennyroyal is a pungent mint that spreads rapidly along the ground. It has a lower growth habit than other mints which makes it an interesting ground cover. When it starts to grow tall, a quick mow is a good way to keep it in check and lower to the ground. This happens maybe twice a year depending on your preferences.

Not quite as invasive as other mints, Pennyroyal still should not be planted where it can interfere with other plantings.

Pennyroyal is not a culinary herb and should not be used for tea or cooking.


Zone: 6 to 10

Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Annual, Ground Cover, Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Fragrant


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