Is a mint plant annual or perennial?

This refreshing plant transfers easily from garden to kitchen. Mints are perennial herbs with squared, four-sided stems with opposite leaves and small lipped flowers. All parts of the plants are pungent.
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How much sun does a mint plant need?

Most will tolerate some shade, and the variegated types may require some protection from direct sun. For growing outdoors, plant one or two purchased plants (or one or two cuttings from a friend) about 2 feet apart in moist soil. One or two plants will easily cover the ground. Mint should grow to be 1 or 2 feet tall.
  • How much sun does a mint plant need?

    Most will tolerate some shade, and the variegated types may require some protection from direct sun. For growing outdoors, plant one or two purchased plants (or one or two cuttings from a friend) about 2 feet apart in moist soil. One or two plants will easily cover the ground. Mint should grow to be 1 or 2 feet tall.
  • What bugs does mint repel?

    Other herbs
    • Bay leaves: Repel flies.
    • Chives: Repel carrot flies, Japanese beetle and aphids.
    • Dill: Repels aphids, squash bugs, spider mites, cabbage loopers and tomato hornworms.
    • Fennel: Repels aphids, slugs and snails.
    • Lemon balm: Repels mosquitoes.
  • Is chocolate mint plant a perennial?

    Just snip off a stem and set the cutting in a pot of soil to regrow. (These regrown chocolate mint plans make sweet gifts.) As a perennial plant, your chocolate mint will come back next year. The leaves will die during the winter, but the plant will be back.

Updated: 21st November 2019

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