Paul Ecke Ranch
Peppermint Ruffles is a large plant with large ruffled peppermint bracts as the name would suggest. The distinctive lush appearance is appealing to some consumers. The ruffled look is created by the wavy bract margins. Bracts have a lighter color than other peppermint types. The centers are open with large cyathia. Peppermint Ruffles has high vigor, only medium strength stems, and a wide habit, so they can be fairly soft if allowed to get too large without adequate support. This growth habit is potentially a greater problem in warm climates. Among current cultivars, the habit of this plant most closely matches Visions of Grandeur, but is more compact. Plants flowered by mid-November, which is useful because of the demand for early novelty cultivars. In a cool greenhouse, the plants held up well after finish in Ontario. Studies in Florida indicate that it does not heat delay.