Saturday, June 6, 2009
Prolific and Fragrant Groundcover
Pennyroyal (mentha pulegium) is a member of the mint family that has a strong spearmint fragrance. It is a low grower that likes a cool, moist site. I have it growing here (where my Annie is checking it out) under the grape arbors. It was planted last fall from plugs and as you can see has spread enough to almost cover the retainer bricks which was my objective. It can be used as a tea, but it can be poisonous if consumed in great quantities.