An easy to grow aromatic, fruity mint with glossy green leaves, which is not as invasive as other mints because it produces less runners. Pretty edible lilac flowers in the summer.
- Easy to grow
- Loved by bees
- Good for drinks
As well as a culinary herb and its use in confectionary, mint has traditionally been used as a tea for treating headaches and digestive disorders, in modern medicine it is widely used in the treatment of gastrointestinal tract disorders and relieving wind and colic. The flowers are very attractive to bees and it is thought to be a mouse and rat repellent.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Purple
- Flowering period: July – September
On the whole mints are fast growing perennials that love good rich soil and grow in both sun and shade successfully. Although this mint doesn’t send out as many runners as other mints, it still requires plenty of feeding if grown in a pot. Each spring it is worth cutting the bottom quarter of the root ball off this container grown mint and replacing with fresh soil or compost for new roots to grow into. In the ground it can be left as it is. Like most mints, it dies down each autumn and shoots again in spring.
Use both the leaves and flowers in fruit dishes, cocktails, for syrups and salads. A tea can be made by infusing the leaves in boiling water and drunk hot or cold with ice. The flowers are loved by bees.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.