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Egyptian Mint
Scientific Name: Mentha niliaca Jacq.
Synonym: Mentha sylvestris
Family: Lamiaceae
Egyptian Mint (Mentha niliaca)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5-9,12-26
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade in Phoenix. Keep the root system cool.

Growth Habits: Spreading perennial to 3 feet tall (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Root divisions and stem cuttings

The Egyptian mint is actually an hybrid, and as such the scientific name is Mentha x niliaca. Plant mint in moist, fertile soil in light shade. Space plants 3 feet apart and divide often to prevent aggressive spreading. It can be invasive, and its roots may need containing. Replant every 3 years.

Blooming Habits:
The Egyptian mint produces spikes of lavender flowers in late summer.

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