Hillary’s Sweet Lemon’ Mint
Mentha 'Hillary's Sweet Lemon'
Hillary’s sweet lemon mint is the product of seven years of experimentation by plant hybridizer Jim Westerfield, all conducted in his rural Illinois garden. Over years of painstaking work, Westerfield created more than 60 different types of mint. This was his proudest achievement. The variety arose from a cross between apple and lime mint. It has a soft, mild flavour and a scent that evokes a touch of lemon combined with mint! Named after Hillary Clinton, who was First Lady at the time he created it.
Water: Water regularly, do not overwater
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: An herbaceous perennial that spreads by underground rhizomes. Can be invasive. Best in a pot.
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Can grow almost anywhere
Origin: Westerfield hybrid from Freeburg, Illinois