Mentha pelugium

Tender Perennial (Zone 6)

Full to Partial Sun

6”-8” Tall

Plant 12” apart


A ground cover that is very aromatic and a great mosquito repellant. Crush or bruise the leaves and to release the oil and rub them on your clothes to ward off the bugs. It can also repel fleas, typically used on pets by making a tea rinse with the leaves and flowers. The plant should only be used topically and never ingested in any form, especially by pregnant women. It is not hardy in zone 5, but may survive the winter with a good well drained soil and thick mulch to protect the plant.



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at Ireland Street Orchards

330  Ireland Street

Chesterfield, Ma 01084

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home: 413-238-4212

cell: 717-357-0404

P.O. Box 251

Worthington, Ma 01098

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