Care and Planting Instructions

Indian mint does best when planted in hanging baskets or other containers that allow for the plant to cascade. Prefers full sun to partial shade with well-drained soil or compost  – keep evenly moist. Proper watering during the Fall is very important – most damage is caused by the root ball being either too dry or too wet. Pinch out growing tips during the spring to encourage its dense mat-like growth.

 

Mint, Indian
satureja douglasii ‘Indian Mint’ P

Indian mint (although not a true mint) has mint-scented, round, green leaves. The highly fragrant, long trailing habit of this plant makes it suited for hanging baskets or containers that allow its stems to cascade over the edge. Profuse, small white flowers are produced on long stems from June to August. Plant height is up to 4” tall and trails up to 60” long.

Use as you would any mint to flavor teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, ice creams, confections, and chutneys.