Mint- Hung Cay Mint, "Vietnamese Mint"

Mint- Hung Cay Mint, "Vietnamese Mint"

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Mint- Hung Cay Mint, "Vietnamese Mint"

Mentha x gracilis 


     Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) is a unique and aromatic mint variety widely grown in Vietnam. Sometimes referred to as Vietnamese Mint, this captivating herb is not to be confused with Persicaria odorata, which has a coriander-like taste. With the name "Hung Cay" translating to "spicy mint," Mentha x gracilis offers a piquant and refreshing flavor. Hung Cay, "Vietnamese Mint" , promises to be an enchanting addition to your garden, delighting your senses with its authentic taste and aroma.

     Adopted and cherished in Vietnam, Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) has become a treasured part of the country's culinary and medicinal practices. Its distinct spicy flavor has earned it a special place in Vietnamese cuisine, adding a refreshing and aromatic touch to a wide range of dishes.


  1. Culinary Adventures – with its spicy undertones, it is a versatile addition to numerous dishes. Enhance the flavors of soups, salads, wraps, and grilled dishes, or incorporate it into traditional Vietnamese recipes for a delightful twist.

  2. Aromatic Wonders – The invigorating scent of Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) makes it an excellent choice for crafting fragrant bouquets, potpourris, or natural air fresheners. Its aroma provides a soothing and energizing atmosphere that promotes relaxation and stress relief.

  3. Medicinal Benefits – The essential oils found in Mentha x gracilis are used for numerous health benefits, including antispasmodic, carminative, and mild analgesic properties. Claims are you can use it to alleviate digestive discomfort, headaches, and muscle pain or to enhance mental alertness and focus.

  4. Pest Control – Planting Hung Cay (Mentha x gracilis) in your garden not only adds beauty and fragrance but may also serves as a natural pest deterrent. Its strong scent helps to repel insects making it a great companion plant.

Caution: Mint spreads and divides easily from thick roots, and may persist in a planting area.

Days to germination

 propagate through cuttings

Days to maturity

70-80  days

Life cycle

Perennial Herb

Plant time

Spring or Summer


18-24 inches


Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil temperature

55-70 degrees

Optimum soil P.H



6-18  inches


Any time


It is our goal to get your order together as quickly as possible. However, sometimes orders may take over 7 days. Please understand that if you have chosen one of expedited shipping options (ie Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air) this does not affect how long it takes us to prepare your order. This only indicates how long your order will be traveling, once it leaves our facility.

PICKUP ORDERS- pickup orders are usually ready in 1-3 days. If you need it sooner, please feel free to reach out, and we will try and accommodate. For bagged soil pickup orders, please see below.

When your pickup order is ready, we will reach out to you (usually by text), and coordinate a 2 hour pickup appointment window. The time slots available are M-F between 9am and 5pm. After or before hours, or weekend pickups can be arranged, but must be planned at least 2 days in advance. During your pickup appointment, your order will be placed out front under the brown tent, for you to swing by and pick up. Pickup address is 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604

LIVE PLANTS for out of state orders- To be eligible for a refund on live plants, you must choose a shipping option 2 days or faster. We ship Live Plants on out of state orders on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Florida orders of live plants ship Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

If you place your order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (OUT OF STATE), chances are it will be going out the following Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Florida orders placed Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, will go out the following week. We do this because by those days, we already have plants pulled and staged, and our week scheduled out. We do not ship later in the week, to avoid live plants shipping over the weekends at all costs.

SEED ORDERS- we bag and prepare our seed packets on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Orders with JUST seeds on them, go out on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

BULK SOIL- after your order comes through the system, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. PLEASE NOTE... OUR TRAILER OR DUMP TRUCK IS VERY LARGE AND HEAVY AND HAS A LIMITED TURNING RADIUS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE WITHIN 1.5 FT OF THE EDGE OF THE DRIVEWAY OR THE DRIVEWAY, OR THE AREA YOU DESIGNATE TO HAVE IT DUMPED. IF YOU HAVE PLANTS, GRASS, ARTIFICIAL TURF, SPRINKLER HEADS, OR ANYTHING ELSE WITHIN 1.5 FT OF THE EDGE, IT COULD BE DAMAGED. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE UNLESS DUE TO GROSS DRIVER NEGLIGENCE. THE ACTUAL STRUCTURE OF YOUR DRIVEWAY (CONCRETE, SHELL, PAVERS, TURF, ETC) AND ANYTHING WITHIN 1.5FT OF THE DRIVE COULD BECOME CRACKED, SPLIT, BROKEN, DEPRESSED, TRACKED, ETC. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE- THESE THINGS COME WITH THE TERRITORY OF GETTING LARGE ITEMS DELIVERED. If the driver shows up and determines that the soil cannot be safely dumped in the location that you would like at the driver's discretion, they can either dump it where the driver feels safe or the soil will not be delivered and you will still get charged the delivery fee. You would however get a refund on the soil.

BAGGED SOIL- we fill our bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order comes in after 4pm on Tuesday, it will be filled the following Wednesday. We will reach out to you after your order comes in, to arrange your pickup.

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