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Pot Size : 1L
A classic mint plant. Every herb gardener needs a strong mint herb in their herb patch and this is a great place to begin.
Strongly aromatic perennial with tiny purple flowers in late summer.
ENJOY: use in Middle Eastern and Indian recipes, teas and drinks or get even more mint herb cooking inspiration from our recipe recommendations hub.
Can be invasive - good in containers.
Height: 0.5 – 1 metres
Spread: 1 – 1.5 metres
Flowers: Pale Pink and Purple
Types of mint
Visually, some varieties of Season mint look very similar to each other. However, they have been expertly grown to provide a unique taste and aroma for your kitchen garden. Find out more about each variety:
Mint plants grow very fast (even in partially shady areas) and is a favourite garden herb across Britain. Pop into a large pot with good drainage and you will be treated to a plentiful crop that can be used for making ice cubes, as a garnish in drinks or as a salad ingredient.
You can spot Apple Mint from its rounder leaves and slightly sweeter, less overpowering mint taste. This type doesn’t grow well in full sun or wind so is good for growing indoors or a sheltered spot in the garden.
Known for its fresh peppermint flavour, this herb will fill your home or garden with an aroma that can ward off unwanted pests. The leaves have a slightly pointed shape and can be added to sweet teas or refreshing drinks.
Smaller than other varieties, growing out rather than up with slightly darker leaves. It gets its name due to its distinctive chocolate flavour which is sometimes described as having notes of orange too.
With more jagged edges this compact Mint has a much sweeter taste and can be used as a sugar replacement for food and drink. Great for use in sweetening teas.
How to grow mint
Choose the type of mint plant from you'd like to grow from our catalogue above. Mint enjoys a good amount of sunlight but appreciates some afternoon shade in hotter climates. To grow mint successfully, plant in well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Mint can be invasive, so consider growing it in containers to keep it under control. Water it regularly, but avoid waterlogged soil. It requires little additional care, but removing flower buds promotes leaf growth. Enjoy your fresh mint in teas, cocktails, salads, and more
Soil: Well Drained
Light Conditions: Partially shaded
Frost Tolerance: Frost tolerant to -5