Pennyroyal, European – seed packet – $2.99

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Pennyroyal, European – seed packet

Notes/Special Instructions (if any):

(Mentha pulegiumPerennial in the Mint Family, native to Europe. Ground-cover habit with spikes of purple flowers. Very strong spearmint scent. Consumed by humans since at least the time of the ancient Greeks & Romans, who used it as a cooking herb. Medicinally, has been a treatment for coughs & colds and for breaking fevers. For centuries, women have found the leaves & flowers useful for safely alleviating menstrual pain & cramping. Also known as an effective insect repellent. Hard to find.

Cultivation & harvesting suggestions:
Sow in Spring. Thin to 8” apart. Drought-tolerant once established. Spreads by rhizomes, so can be propagated by root division. Harvest flowering tops when blooming begins.

Contains at least 100 seeds. Packed for 2015.