Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Mentha ‘Purple Sensation’

en Español / em Português
Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Português

Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Trial: Perennial

Years Trialed: 1998, 1999

Good Qualities

Year 1

Grew really well; Fragrance. Straight, long stems. Star of the perennials; Nice looking foliage.

Year 2

Pretty flower. Long vase life; Foliage is very fragrant. Flower is 2-3;. Cut either foliage with or without flower. Great green filler with fragrance; We have other similar mints. This one is just as good, spreading and healthy; Showy flower heads (for mint) later flowering than other mint; May be a better landscape plant; Nice foliage; Lots of it grew like mad, very prolific.

Problems

Year 1

Bees and hornets. Very strong smell. Dropped its flowers. Messy. What can we use it for? There is lots of it; Poor flower; Flowers faded too quickly and I never knew just when to cut.

Year 2

Runs rampant; Likes lots of water. Must be ready to rejuvenate every two years.

Comments

Year 1

Looks very much like run of the mill mint; Very hot dry summer, it grew very well; Should give good production next year; At this point it is a low growing mat.

Year 2

Invasive and needs to be controlled (3); Surround with weed barrier; I had to pull a bunch of spreading plants out this year but the ones I left produced some rather pretty stems that last forever in a vase; Not as fragrant as some other mints; Florist accepted this better this year; We plowed it down, much too weedy. But not useful for cuts; Too many hornets, etc.

Trial Data

Year 1

Mentha ‘Purple Sensation’
Yield (stems/plant)¹ Stem Length (inches)¹ Market Appreciation Rating² Repeat Again Rating² Ease of Cultivation Rating²
Average 11.9 18.6 1.4 1.4 4.2

¹Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

²1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Year 2

Mentha ‘Purple Sensation’
Yield (stems/plant)¹ Stem Length (inches)¹ Market Appreciation Rating² Repeat Again Rating² Ease of Cultivation Rating²
Average 53.2 24.8 3.3 3.8 4.9

¹Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

²1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Here & Now Gardens
P.O. Box 6
Gales Creek, OR 97117
503-357-5774
FAX 503-357-3858

Page Last Updated: 6 months ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close