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Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal - NYC Local Pickup & Delivery Only

5" Nursery Pot

Discover the versatile and aromatic pennyroyal plant, a delightful addition to any herb garden or landscape. Known for its small, lavender flowers and fragrant, minty leaves, pennyroyal is both ornamental and functional. This low-growing perennial forms a dense mat, making it ideal for ground cover, borders, and container planting. Besides its charming appearance, pennyroyal is also valued for its traditional use as a natural insect repellent, adding practical benefits to its aesthetic appeal.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium
  • Common Name: Pennyroyal, Pennypile, Mosquito Plant, Pudding Plant, 
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Native Range: Central Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers medium to bright light, direct sunlight is best
  • WaterAllow first inch of soil to dry out before watering. Tolerates being dry better than being soaked. This plant is drought tolerant. 
  • Humidity: Can tolerate any humidity 
  • Temperature: 55-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to harvest for seasoning
  • FeedingApply a diluted liquid fertilizer about once a month during spring and summer
  • Growth: Compact and shrubby, will take over a pot when happy
  • Propagation:  Seeds
  • Pests: Very few, scale is possible
  • Toxicity: Safe for humans and pets in small amounts, may lead to liver damage if too much has been ingested

Caring for pennyroyal is simple, making it an excellent choice for gardeners of all experience levels. This hardy plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil, with regular watering to maintain its lush growth. Pennyroyal is relatively pest-resistant and easy to manage, ensuring a hassle-free gardening experience. With pennyroyal for sale, you can effortlessly enhance your garden with its aromatic beauty and practical benefits, enjoying its lush greenery and delightful fragrance throughout the growing season.