Mentha pulegium- or otherwise referred to as Pennyroyal. A perennial, and a member of the mint family. This herb is an excellent ground cover, as it spreads rapidly. Small green leaves, that have a pungent aroma of mint, produces small blue-lilac colored flowers.
To sow indoors, place seed on top of the soil and keep moist. Germination in 10-15 days.
To sow outdoors, wait until after the last frost in spring, sow 5-6 seeds, about 20-24" apart.
Pennyroyal can be placed in hanging baskets, or in containers to help control its pervasiveness. This creeping herb has been used to keep away pests, like mosquitoes, fleas and even mice.
This herb is so EASY to Grow!