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  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 1.2m

mint - Bowles's mint

Bowles's mint or Mentha × villosa var. alopecuroides 'Bowles's mint'

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This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or part shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering Period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The soft leaves of this delicious perennial are great for making sauces and jellies, which can be used to enhance the flavour of roast lamb. Alternatively, use a sprig or two while cooking potatoes or peas - or sprinkle it over salads and add to cooling summer drinks.

  • Garden care: When plants have finished flowering in summer, cut flowered shoots back to 5cm (2in) above the surface of the compost. Mint can be vigorous in the garden so unless you want a large clump, you can contain it by planting it in a large pot. Do keep well watered though.