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Plants for a Small Urban Garden

Check out these plants perfect for a small garden and the planting information for each zone.

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Robert Mitchum Peppermint(13 of 15)

Mentha 'Robert Mitchum'

  • Vigorous if not invasive creeping perennial herb with lilac flowers in the summer and foliage that tastes like peppermint

  • Foliage strongly aromatic

  • Grow in fertile, moist or damp soil

  • Grow in full sun in all zones

  • Grow in containers if concerned above invasiveness

  • Height: to 12-18 inches

  • Width: to infinity

Hardy in USDA zones 6-10:

  • Zones 6: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and heavier in fall; prune frequently to keep in check; root cuttings indoors for spring planting in marginal areas.

  • Zones 7: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and heavier in fall; prune to keep in check as needed.

  • Zones 8: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and fall; prune to keep in check as needed.

  • Zones 9: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and fall; prune to keep in check as needed.

  • Zones 10: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and fall; prune to keep in check as needed.

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