A white and green narrow leaved variety of this 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.
- 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.
- Height: Grows to 1.8m
- 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. This narrow leaved variety has creamy leaf margins is slightly shorter growing than the common myrtle, but just as lovely.
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 Other 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.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
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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.
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