Orange Mint - Grow Indoors or Out - 3" Pot

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Orange mint has green, branching stems tinged with red that reach 2 feet high. Leaves are round to oval, smooth and dark green with a red edge. White and pink flowers in short spikes bloom from mid to late summer. Very fragrant, citrus-like scent. High in Vitamin A and C, fresh leaves are used in salads, desserts, and garnishes. Great for making mint sauce for lamb or fish. Try making orange mint jelly and orange mint vinegar. Adds refreshing taste to cold drinks, too. "Orange Mint" is quite easy to grow. It will readily make itself at home in full sun to partial shade in moist soil. Most gardeners don't have any trouble growing it.... they have trouble containing it. One should frequently harvest or cut back their mint to keep it looking its best. Remove old woody plants to allow newer, younger plants to fill in. At the end of the growing season cut plants back to ground level. All of the plants in the Mentha family are best used fresh... but they can be dried or frozen. Mint is very hardy and can be harvested as soon as new growth appears in the spring. Young new growth is the most fragrant and flavorful... but all leaves are edible. Hang small bunches upside down in a dry, dark, warm area to dry. Leaves can be dried on paper or on screens. Store dried leaves in an air tight container.
  • Hardy in zones 3-9 or houseplant. Mature Size: 18"-24" X 36"
  • Prefers a sunny location inside or out
  • Keep evenly moist. Trim as needed
  • Proper name: Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Orange'
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  • 5
    Orange mint

    Posted by Priscilla A Rogn on Jun 29th 2021

    Very nice plant. Smells wonderful.

  • 5
    Happy, Happy, Happy!

    Posted by Eileen Amici on May 26th 2021

    Well watered in pots! No dried dead leaves! Well packaged, fast delivery. What more could I want?

  • 4
    Healthy Plant

    Posted by SuzanneJohnson - on Apr 24th 2020

    I ordered three different mint varieties, but there were no labels to identify each one. Luckily one was variegated, so easily identified, but the other two I had to Google. Plants are healthy and doing well in their new homes. Packaged well, just not labeled.

  • 4
    Arrived in ok condition

    Posted by Ava Easterby on Jun 1st 2018

    Received this item along with two other varieties of mint I'd ordered and it was in ok enough condition. Required light pruning of leaves. Smells great. Has already recovered from shipping.