Mint X Piperita Upright, also known as Mentha x piperita or Peppermint, is a perennial herb native to Europe. This plant has a traditional peppermint flavor and scent, similar to x Piperita. Unlike X Piperita, Mint X Piperita Upright has an upright habit of 16" rather than a trailing habit. Hardy in zones 4-9, Peppermint offers aromatic foliage and purple flowers that bloom from June-August. It flourishes in full sun to part shade with plenty of water and does well in the garden or a container. Mint X Piperita Upright is excellent in salad and tea and serves as an at-home cough and cold remedy.
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Mint X Piperita Upright Selling Tips
Sell Mint X Piperita Upright to customers who want traditional peppermint for their herb gardens without the trailing habit. X Piperita Upright offers many culinary and landscape benefits with little more than regular water. It grows well in full sun or partial shade and is hardy to zone 4. An upright habit of 16" offers highly aromatic foliage to the herb garden or patio. Mint X Piperita Upright's purple flowers bloom from June to August. It flourishes in patio containers for easy culinary access. Refresh the senses with peppermint flavor and aroma in drinks and salads. Peppermint is also a common home remedy for colds and coughs.
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Plant mint in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
2. If you choose to plant mint in the garden or landscape, prevent it from spreading by planting it in a container first and then burying the container. Mint spreads aggressively underground via rhizomes.
3. Mint foliage offers the best fragrance and flavor prior to the plant blooming. Dry or freeze leaves to preserve them for later use.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Mint X Piperita Upright, use well-drained soil with a constant feed program of 150-200 ppm N on well-rooted plants and a pH of 5.8-6.2. We recommend an additional iron supplement to deepen the foliage color. Pinch once 5-10 days after transplant. You may see whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs.
Purple flowers bloom June-August.
Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch, 6-inch, and gallon pots as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. Mint X Piperita Upright can grow to a 16" spread. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs.
You may see whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs.
Mint X Piperita Upright isn't prone to disease. Don't oversaturate the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use a garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Mint X Piperita Upright Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch, 6-inch, or gallon container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Herb Mint X Piperita Upright Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||5-7 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 4-9|