Mentha Pulegium – 1L Marginal Pond Plant



  • Wildlife Friendly
  • Type: Marginal 
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Foliage Colour: Green  
  • Flowering Season: Summer
  • Planting Depth: 0 – 5 cm
  • Plant Growth Above Water Height: 10 – 30cm
  • Recycled Packaging 
  • Pot Size: 1 Litre
Mentha Pulegium - 1L Marginal Pond Plant £10.99

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About the Mentha Pulegium

Elevate the fragrance and allure of your garden with Mentha Pulegium, available in convenient 1-litre pots. Known for its delightful aroma and creeping growth habit, this perennial herb is perfect for borders, rock gardens, and container planting, infusing your outdoor space with refreshing minty notes.

  • Botanical Name: Mentha Pulegium
  • Common Names: Pennyroyal, Pudding Grass, Mosquito Plant
  • Plant Size: Grows up to 10-30 cm (4-12 inches) in height
  • Spread: Forms a spreading mat with a spread of 30-60 cm (12-24 inches)
  • Pot Size: 1 litre
  • Foliage: Small, oval-shaped leaves with a fresh minty fragrance, arranged oppositely along the stems
  • Flowers: Tiny, lilac to purple flowers clustered in terminal spikes, blooming from summer to early autumn
  • Growth Habit: Creeping, mat-forming
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well-draining soil
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged
  • Uses: Culinary herb, ground cover, insect repellent
  • Refreshing Fragrance: Mentha Pulegium emits a delightful minty aroma, refreshing the air and creating a pleasant ambiance in your garden.
  • Ground Cover: With its creeping growth habit, this herb forms a dense mat of foliage, making it an excellent ground cover for borders, pathways, and rock gardens.
  • Culinary Uses: The leaves of Mentha Pulegium can be harvested and used as a flavoring in teas, salads, sauces, and desserts, adding a unique minty flavor to dishes.
  • Insect Repellent: Pennyroyal is known for its insect-repelling properties, making it a natural deterrent for mosquitoes and other pests when planted near outdoor seating areas.
  • Low Maintenance: Hardy and easy to grow, Mentha Pulegium requires minimal care, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Planting and Care Instructions:

  • Planting: Place the 1-litre pot in well-draining soil, either directly in the ground or in a container. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist.
  • Sunlight: Mentha Pulegium thrives in partial shade to full sun. Provide at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and fragrance.
  • Watering: Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist. Avoid overwatering, as Pennyroyal prefers slightly moist conditions.
  • Pruning: Trim back any overgrown or leggy stems to promote bushier growth and maintain the desired shape of the plant.
  • Harvesting: Harvest leaves as needed for culinary purposes, taking care not to over-harvest to allow the plant to regenerate.

Why Choose Our Mentha Pulegium?

  • Quality Assurance: Our Mentha Pulegium plants are grown and nurtured with care to ensure they are healthy and robust when they arrive at your doorstep.
  • Expert Advice: Our team of gardening experts is available to provide guidance and assistance, ensuring your success in growing and caring for Mentha Pulegium.
  • Sustainable Practices: We are committed to eco-friendly gardening practices, minimizing our environmental impact while providing high-quality plants for your garden.

Additional information


4.5cm bulb box (3), 4.5cm bulb box (6)


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