Mentha canadensis growing herbaceous of the genus Mentha also known as American wild mint, Corn mint or Wild mint, Mentha canadensis perennial evergreen plant that used for the edible leaves also used as fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11.
Mentha canadensis leaves
Leaves color green and can be red in the top in young leaves, leaves oval with secreted edges with strong odor.
Flower color purple, the flowers grow on the stem in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Mentha canadensis growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No but easy to do
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune a Mentha canadensis:
Every stems that start to bloom prune, old branch
Size of the plant?
10-50 cm, 4-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Purple flowers grow on the stem in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollinators
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the blossom
Leaves harvesting season:
In warm weather all year, in cold weather spring, summer if it’s not too cold autumn / Winter
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut with the stem few centimeter from the ground or the divided of the stem
Information about leaves:
Green with top red, oval leaves with serrated edges with strong odor
Uses of Mentha canadensis leaves: