Althea 'Peppermint Smoothie' PP26551
Beautiful double bi-colored red and pink peppermint flowers and green serrated leaves adorn this upright shrub summer through fall. Matures at 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Easily adapts to various soil types and tolerates drought. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature, and soil are factors to consider in watering. Tolerates poor soil and scorching heat.
USDA Z5 - Cold Hardy to -10 to -20(F)
- Light: Full and partial sun
- Water: Average
- Fertilizer: Once a month
- Height: 8-10 feet
- Spacing: 4 feet