Mentha pulegiumPennyroyal

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Mentha pulegiumPennyroyal

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About this plant

Height
1 foot in bloom
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 6-11
Flower Color
Lilac
Characteristics
Full/Part Sun, Herbaceous
Uses
Butterfly, Fragrant, Ground Cover

Growing & using Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal plant's trailing stems

Pennyroyal is a pungent mint that spreads rapidly along the ground. It has a lower growth habit than other mints which makes it an interesting ground cover. When it starts to grow tall, a quick mow is a good way to keep it in check and lower to the ground. This happens maybe twice a year depending on your preferences.

Not quite as invasive as other mints, Pennyroyal still should not be planted where it can interfere with other plantings.

Pennyroyal is not a culinary herb and should not be used for tea or cooking.

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