WILD MINT Mentha arvensis
Very aromatic! The pinkish-purple flowers grow along the stem. The foliage is bright green and attractive! This plant is especially important for providing food to pollinators!
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-7
Location: Sun or part sun
Height: 24", 60 cm
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.