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Mentha Genus

Mint

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilPoor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Mentha genus (Mint). This genus has about 25 species of aromatic perennial, some of which are evergreen and some semi-evergreen. They are grown for their fragrance, and some for their ornamental appeal.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Fragrants

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic foliage, which is both decorative and used as a culinary herb.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and can grow in sunshine or shade, with rich soil with lots of moisture, but well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Plants can be invasive and often grown in containers partly for this reason.

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