Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ [Pineapple Mint]


Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ [Pineapple Mint] in a 1 litre pot.

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Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ is a cultivar of pineapple mint, a perennial herb in the Lamiaceae family. It is known for its variegated leaves that have a creamy white edge, and for its pineapple-like aroma and flavor. The leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor a variety of dishes, particularly in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, and also to make teas and other beverages. The plant also produces small, purple flowers that are not edible. It is a hardy and easy to grow plant that prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial to full sun. It can be invasive if not kept in check, so it’s best to grow it in a container or in a designated area of the garden. The variegated leaves of this cultivar adds an interesting ornamental value to the plant, making it a great addition to any garden.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Pineapple Mint
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ can grow to a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.5m.
  • Did You Know That:Mint is a fast-growing plant, it can quickly spread through underground runners and can become invasive if not controlled?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ should be cut back after it finishes flowering will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’ can have problems with beetle, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as powdery mildews and rust. It is also known to attract bees and other pollinators. It is toxic to cats and dogs.

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