Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Mint goes dormant in cold weather and can withstand most frost.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Mint prefers cool, moist conditions. You may want to grow it in containers to prevent it from becoming invasive in the garden. 

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
55°F

There's no advantage to starting your seeds in cold soil, so wait until it's warmed up a little, to at least 60˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)

Mint prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade as well.

Water
High

Mint likes to be moist at all times.

Feeder
Light

These plants grow best in rich soil, but almost any soil will do.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

A great container plant--it's even preferred by most gardeners!

When growing in confined spaces, Mint should be divided regularly, to prevent overcrowding. The best way to grow it is in a 5 gallon bucket with the bottom cut out, sunk into the ground to within 2 or 3" of the rim.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Light green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
1.0-2.0"
Plant Diameter
18.0-24.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Famous for its use in créme de menthe.