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Mentha pulegium

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Mentha pulegium Pennyroyal, Herb,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Herbs & Vegetables Prostrate, Spreading

Evergreen prostrate herbaceous perennial with small glossy green leaves and upright lilac flower spikes from Summer through to Autumn. Suitable for most gardens or plant in a container. Great to use for companion planting to repel pests. Grows approx. 20cm tall x 50cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue, Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate