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Unknown Herb

Posted by ButcheredGardens 6a (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 28, 14 at 22:48

I planted this back in 2011 and never really knew what it was. If I recall correctly it had small purple flowers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.


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RE: Unknown Herb

Has this been outside in 6a all winter? ie is it hardy in your zone? Does it have a scent? Does it have a square cross section stem? Could we see the whole Plant?


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Thanks floral-uk for your help. No, these plants died off in the fall of 2011 once the cold weather set in. The plants did have a scent but unfortunately I don't remember exactly what it was like and I don't remember the stems as being square but I could be wrong on that. This is the only other photo I have of these plants. I can add that none of the plants grew more than about 6 inches high before flowering. Any further help is much appreciated. Thankyou.


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RE: Unknown Herb

Hi there,
could it be Ageratum?
scroll down in the blogg, there is a pic,

bye, Lin

Here is a link that might be useful: Agetaum seedling


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RE: Unknown Herb

Thanks for the suggestion Lin. I was told that it's likely Chocolate Mint or something close to that. Any further help is much appreciated. Thankyou.


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A mint as in Mentha would have very strong rhizomes near the surface,
and IME they hardly selfseed, just run.

Does it have any scent at all?
Very curious


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RE: Unknown Herb

That looks like Origanum vulgare (oregano) to me. Definitely a mint.


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Looks a lot like the chocolate mint I grew in the past - oregano leaves are fuzzy & those look smooth.


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  • Posted by aswhad belgium-europe (My Page) on
    Sun, May 4, 14 at 15:55

my guess is also mint but no square stems


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RE: Unknown Herb

Just saw some chocolate mint at my local big box store today; looked just like your plant.


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