Mentha satureioides ‘Bush Peppermint’ – Native Pennyroyal


The unique mint flavour is a feature of this low clumping native herb. It can be used in place of exotic mint and its common name reflects the fact that its scent is similar to exotic pennyroyal. It makes a perfect pot plant as it does send out runners and will spread to fill whatever space it is given, but regular light trimming for use in the kitchen will keep it in shape.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name: Bush Peppermint
Plant Type : Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Special Uses : Edible, Tea, Fragrant oils, Bog gardens, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Mentha satureioides
Common Name : Native Mint
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects