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June 1, 2009

Pineapple Mint

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Pineapple mint – latin name Mentha suavolens ‘variegata’ :

  • low growing plant
  • hardy, perennial herb
  • variegated cream  leaves
  • pineapple scent
  • type of apple mint


Growing conditions for Pineapple mint:

  • rich, moist soil
  • shady site
  • flowers late summer
  • tubs & pots

Height of Pineapple mint is approx 30 – 60cm or 1 – 2 feet. Cut stems frequently to promote new growth.  It does not form a dense bush naturally.

Use Pineapple mint in:

  • salads , when chopped
  • fruit salads
  • summer drinks
  • peppermint tea

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