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Mentha Pulegium, Pennyroyal - Plant

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Is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family, or mint family, native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.Crushed pennyroyal leaves emits a very strong fragrance similar to spearmint.

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1Mentha Pulegium, Pennyroyal - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Mentha Pulegium

Mentha pulegium, commonly pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Squaw mint, mosquito plant
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 12 inch. (15 to 30 cm)
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time July.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Pennyroyal plant is a perennial herb that was once widely used but is not as common today.There are two plants called pennyroyal. One is the European pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), which is a member of the mint family,The other is the American pennyroyal from an unrelated genus, Hedeoma pulegoides.

Mentha Pulegium care

Growing pennyroyal in the herb or perennial garden will add color with its reddish purple to lilac blooms. There are two plants called pennyroyal. One is the European pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), which is a member of the mint family

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 60 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Mentha Pulegium special feature

Mentha pulegium, commonly (European) pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. ... Pennyroyal is a traditional culinary herb, folk remedy, and abortifacient.

Mentha Pulegium uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Mentha pulegium, commonly (European) pennyroyal, also called squaw mint, mosquito plant and pudding grass, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
  • Crushed pennyroyal leaves exhibit a very strong fragrance similar to spearmint

Culinary Use:

  • Leaves

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Mentha Pulegium?

Mentha Pulegium is commonly known as Squaw mint, mosquito plant

How tall do Mentha Pulegium grow?

On average Mentha Pulegium grows 6 to 12 inch. (15 to 30 cm)

What color are Mentha Pulegium?

A Mentha Pulegium plant bears flowers of color Purple

When Mentha Pulegium blooms?

With enough light, Mentha Pulegium may produce Purple flowers in July.

How hard is Mentha Pulegium to grow?

A Mentha Pulegium is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Mentha Pulegium need?

A Mentha Pulegium prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Mentha Pulegium need?

A Mentha Pulegium prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Mentha Pulegium need?

A Mentha Pulegium prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Mentha Pulegium like?

A Mentha Pulegium prefers 60 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Mentha Pulegium?

To encourage Mentha Pulegium growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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