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Grapefruit mint (Mentha x piperita ‘Grapefruit’) is a perennial in USDA zones 6-11 and will grow in full sun or partial shade. Like most mints, it’s an easy plant to grow and perfect for novice gardeners who want to start out growing a small herb garden. The plant features slightly furry, deep green leaves with an intoxicating citrus-mint scent, and can grow 12 to 14 inches tall and 18 inches wide. It tends to be rangy and leggy unless you pinch it back to force thicker growth. In the late summer or early fall, grapefruit mint shoots up a spike in the middle covered with beautiful lavender flowers. Bees, butterflies and birds love these blooms, so this plant will bring in wildlife unless you clip off the flowers and use them in bouquets.


Grapefruit Mint Plant

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