Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)

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Pennyroyal, also known as Indian Mint or Mosquito Plant is a member of the Mint family and is native to Europe, N. Africa and the Middle East.  Pennyroyal is an intensely strong fragrant perennial herb. It is a short plant that rarely grows above 2 feet and makes an excellent ground cover or potted plant.

The leaves are toothed and oval in shape. The aroma of crushed Pennyroyal leaves has been described as being similar to peppermint. It generally thrives in moist, damp areas and flowers brilliantly in spring.  

How to Grow Pennyroyal

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Harvest Season: Blooms Summer - Fall but can be harvested year-round.

Mature Size: 2 ft. tall with an indefinite spread.

Soil & Moisture: Prefers sandy, loamy, and clay soils. Prefers very moist soil and tolerates a variety of acidic conditions. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade.

Zone Hardiness: 6-9, Zone 10 as an Annual.

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