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  • apple mint / Mentha suaveolens
  • Eventual height: 0.8m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

mint - apple mint

apple mint / Mentha suaveolens

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8.5cm pot £5.99
8.5cm pot £5.99
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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
  • Soil: poor, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Apple-scented, grey-green leaves and dense spikes of pink or white summer flowers, makes this vigorous mint decorative as well as practical. It looks lovely growing in a large terracotta container, and the leaves can be used to make the perfect mint jellies and sauces, as well as adding a delicious flavour to salads or freshly boiled new potatoes.

  • Garden care: To prevent mint from romping through a herb garden, restrict the spread by growing it in a sunken container, with adequate drainage holes. Lift and divide each year in spring, replanting the younger, vigorous sections of the plant in fresh compost
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