Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Pineapple Mint ( Mentha suaveolens variegata )




Pineapple mint, is a mint whose leaves give off a pineapple scent and taste. Because it is variegated it makes a pretty addition to the herb garden.

Pineapple mint prefers part shade, and moist soil. It will grow 8″-12″ tall. But like all mints it can be invasive, so I wouldn’t worry too much about making the growing conditions perfect.

If you see any stems with plain green leaves, cut them off. Otherwise you’ll end up with a solid green rather than variegated leaved plant. Also remove older woody stems when pruning this mint.

Mine did not survive the heat of August, none heat tolerant plant.