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Hart's Pennyroyal (Mentha cervina) organic

Hart's Pennyroyal (Mentha cervina) organic

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At first sight, you don't immediately recognize Hart's pennyroyal as typical representative of the mints as its leaves are narrowly lance-shaped and, therefore, visually clearly different from the peppermint. The blossoms are arranged in whorls
around the stem and, thereby, look very decorative. It blooms pink-violet and seldomly white, as well. The scent of leaves and blossoms is, however, unique and leaves no doubt that Hart's pennyroyal belongs to the mint family.

The flavour is actually very strong and intense, which is to be traced back to a raised pulegone content. The Hart's pennyroyal can, as a result, also be applied as a repellent against stinging insects. Pulegone is, however, harmful to human health if it's taken in large amounts. Therefore, Hart's pennyroyal shouldn't be consumed in large amounts.

In nature, Hart's pennyroyal primarily grows in wetlands like on shores of rivers and ponds or also on wet meadows. As especially wet meadows get rarer and rarer, it is on the Red List of endangered species. In the garden, as well, the plant prefers a moist location.

Mentha cervina seeds, content: Approx. 1000 Hart's pennyroyal seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Lamiaceae
Country of origin:
mittelmeer–regionsüdeuropa
Plant height approx.:
15 – 30 cm
Flowering time:
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
Flower colour:
PinkViolet
Root system :
Forms runners / sproutsShallow root
Lifecycle :
PerennialVivacious
Winter hardiness zone (whz):
7 (–18 bis –12 °c)
Climate:
Moderate
sunlight:
Partially shadyfull sun
Water requirements:
Medium
Soil type:
FreshPorousWet
Use:
Medicinal plantOrnamental plantScented plantSpice plant
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
MarchApril
Sowing time outdoors:
MayJune
Sowing depth:
Sprinkle seeds on the sowing soil and press them lightly into the upper layer
Germination time in days:
14 – 28Irregular
Planting distance:
30 cm
Specialties:
Good melliferous food plant for bees, bumble bees & butterfliesNeeds light to germinate
Hardy perennial. It prefers a fresh to moist location in sun to partial shade.
Sowing: Indoor pre-culture from March. Mint germinates somewhat irregularly. Light germination: Sprinkle seeds only on the sowing soil and press lightly. Place vigorous plants outdoors after the last frosts. Once the plant has settled in the garden, it does not need any further care worth mentioning.
Other names
Botanical name:
mentha cervina
German names:
cervinaminzeenglische wasserminzehirsch–minze
English names:
hart's pennyroyal
French names:
menthe des cerfs
Details
Item number
MEN03-BIO
Brand
Group:
Seeds
seed multiplication:
Bio
Seed quantity:
1,000 Pcs.

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