Exposure: Full to Part Sun
Size: 24″H x 24″S
Bloom: Violet, Late Spring – Summer
Pot Size: 3.25”
Availability: SHIPS IN SPRING 2021
- Herb Description
- Herb Growing Tips
Orange Mint Plants
Mentha x piperita citrata
Herb gardening with mints is a delight: these herb plants are easy to grow, delicious in food and produce a wonderful aroma.
A delicious culinary herb, Orange mint has green, branching stems tinged with red that reach 2 feet high. White and pink flowers in short spikes bloom from mid to late summer. An aromatic herb that is very fragrant with a delicious citrus-like scent.
Orange Mint is a delicious herb plant perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads. The citrus flavor is a bright alternative to regular mints and works well in salads and with fruits. Like the rest of the Mint family, Orange Mint can be used to brew tea that aides in digestion. Mints have been used medicinally for centuries for its essential oil, Menthol, which has a soothing effect. Though Orange Mint has less concentrated amounts of Menthol than its cousins, Peppermint or Spearmint, its soft citrus flavor is less harsh.
Mentah x piperita citrata
Characteristics : Perennial in zones 4-11, ‘Orange’ Mint reaches about 24″ tall, and is very easy to grow. It makes a wonderful potted plant for beginners.
Light : Plant in full sun to partial shade.
Water : Water when soil seems dry to the touch. Mints do not like constantly soggy soil.
Soil : Your mint will thrive in well-drained soil of average quality and pH.
Use : A refreshing citrus mint perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads.
Extras : Mints can range in flavor from sweet to spicy! Click to learn more about mint!
Mint 'Orange' is a delicious culinary herb plant perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads. Also a clean fresh scent that enhances the garden air. Buy farm-fresh plants online!
Orange Mint Care: Tips On Growing Orange Mint Herbs
Orange mint (Mentha piperita citrata) is a mint hybrid known for its strong, pleasant citrus flavor and aroma. It’s prized for its culinary uses both for cooking and beverages. On top of being useful in the kitchen, its fragrance makes it a great choice for garden borders where its tendrils can be easily bruised by foot traffic, releasing its scent into the air. Keep reading to learn more about growing orange mint and uses for orange mint plants.
Growing Orange Mint Herbs
Orange mint herbs, like all mint varieties, are vigorous growers and can overwhelm a garden if they’re allowed to. To keep your orange mint in check, it’s best either to grow it in pots or in containers sunk in the ground.
Sunken containers will give the appearance of a regular garden bed while preventing the roots from spreading out beyond their limits. That being said, if you have a space that you’d like to fill out quickly, orange mint is a good choice.
Caring For Orange Mint Plants
Caring for orange mint is very easy. It prefers rich, moist, clay-like soils that are a little acidic, which means it can fill in damp, dense areas of your yard or garden where nothing else will take hold.
It grows best in full sun, but it also does very well in partial shade. It can handle quite a bit of neglect. In mid to late summer, it will produce spiked flowers in pink and white that are very good for attracting butterflies.
You can use the leaves in salads, jellies, desserts, pestos, lemonades, cocktails, and a wide variety of other dishes. The leaves are edible and very fragrant both raw and cooked.
On top of being useful in the kitchen, the fragrance of orange mint makes it a great choice for garden borders where its tendrils can be easily bruised by foot traffic, releasing its scent into the air. Learn more about growing orange mint in this article.