Mentha Arvensis, Japanese Mint - Plant
Description for Mentha Arvensis, Japanese Mint
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, the narrowleaf mountainmint, slender mountainmint, common horsemint or Virginia thyme, is a plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to eastern North America.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Mentha Arvensis, Japanese Mint,Field Mint||White||July to September||6 to 18 inches||easy to grow|
Planting and care
After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out. Water trapped beneath the scales may rot the bulb, so a well-drained site is essential. Also, select a site that gets full sun. For dependable blooms, lilies need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If its too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||10 C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Mentha Arvensis
- Planting wild mint begins with choosing the right patch of garden in which to plant it.
- This plant does not like to get dried out, so sandy soils arent the best environment in which to grow your field mint.
- Dig a good quantity of compost into sandy soils to help keep the soil moist.
- Make sure your proposed planting site includes full sun, or almost full sun.
- It can tolerate light shade, but not dappled sun, like underneath a tree.
- Like any other mint plant, the care of field mint plant isnt so much a question of keeping it healthy and alive as it is of keeping it held back.
Typical uses of Mentha Arvensis
Special features: Interesting plant for the herb garden, border, naturalized area or meadow. Also may be grown in open areas near ponds and streams.
Culinary use: Used in various dishes.