Pineapple Mint is
hardy to zone 6, and likes full sun in all but the hottest areas where afternoon
shade is preferable. Make yourself
a tea barrel and use Pineapple Mint often. It is important to keep any rogue green stems cut off. If left to grow these
totally green leaved stems will outgrow the variegated ones and you will loose the variegation.
The result will still be tasty but it will be Apple Mint instead of Pineapple
On the flip side of all green leaves are
the stems with leaves that are totally devoid of color. These segments are doomed to
death because without some green they are unable to make food. They also
sunburn easily which can also hasten their demise. Fortunately, these albino
stems occur infrequently.
Pineapple Mint makes a great addition to
our Tea Herb Garden Six