Orange Mint Herb

Eau de Cologne also known as Orange Mint, has roundish leaves that are dark green with purple and orange tinges.  When the leaves are crushed or bruised they release a slight citrus smell.

Mint leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season.  It is recommended that you use scissors to clip from the top of the plant.  This will promote more leaf production lower on the plant.

Mint leaves can be dried in a single layer on a tray or screen turning a couple of times the first day.  Be sure they do not overlap.  The leaves need to be completely dry before you put them in an airtight container.  If moisture shows up in the container, lay the leaves out on a paper towel to dry more.  You can also freeze them whole.

Size: #4

Spacing: Plant 12″ to 18″ apart.

Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun to part shade.

Outstanding Features: Mint Eau de Cologne can be used both for flavoring and fragrance.

Tips: Can be invasive so you may want to plant in containers.

Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers

 

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