A delicious culinary herb,
Orange mint has green, branching stems tinged with red that reach 2 feet high.
White and pink flowers in short spikes bloom from mid to late summer. Orange Mint is a delicious herb plant perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads. The citrus flavor is a bright alternative to regular mints and works well in salads and with fruits. Like the rest of the Mint family, Orange Mint can be used to brew tea that aides in digestion. Mints have been used medicinally for centuries for its essential oil, Menthol, which has a soothing effect. Though Orange Mint has less concentrated amounts of Menthol than its cousins, Peppermint or Spearmint, its soft citrus flavor is less harsh.This mint plant can be grown in a pot and will do very well.
It tends to spread easily.