Myrtle

Myrtus communis


A hugely popular evergreen perennial with distinctly aromatic leaves. Perfect for both cooking and growing, Myrtle is easy to maintain and is suitable for various culinary and decorative purposes. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
Size:

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
Sale price£4
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Only 3 plants left

Description

  • Makes a beautiful addition to dishes
  • Calming to the body
  • Contains powerful antioxidants
  • Adored by bees

Historically a symbol of love and consistency, Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is a hugely popular evergreen perennial with distinctly aromatic leaves. Producing round berries containing seeds, this herb was reintroduced to England in the 16th century and has remained a favourite amongst gardeners and cooks ever since. Perfect for both cooking and growing, Myrtle is suitable for various culinary and decorative purposes.

Plant Care

  • Height: Grows to 2.4
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any / Alkaline
  • Flower colour: white
  • Flowering period: From June - August
Requiring well drained soil and a suitably sheltered position to flourish, Myrtle is a relatively loves a sunny spot. Adorned by starry white and sweet-scented flowers which appear from in mid-summer, there’s no doubt that Myrtus communis also forms a pretty and aromatic addition to any garden. Ultimately, Myrtle has a wide range of applications and uses, making it a hugely popular herb. With common, variegated, tarentina and variegated tarentina Myrtle available, we’re pleased to provide a range of options to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Usage

Commonly used to enliven pot-pourris, flavour soups and stews, as well as complementing roast meats like chicken and beef, Myrtle leaves have a deserving home in just about any kitchen. The dry fruits it produces are similarly useful and can be used as a spice. Besides these culinary uses, the fragrance of Myrtus communis has earned it a reputation for having a calming and uplifting effect. Frequently featuring in essential oil blends, its distinctive scent and powerful antioxidants make it just as popular amongst those who practice aromatherapy.

Any Further Questions?


If you have any questions about this herb, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. As keen users and growers of Myrtle, our experts at Herbal Haven will have no difficulty in providing you with all of the answers you require.

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