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Mentha arvensis

Corn mint

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.4m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.7m to 1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourLilac
  • Leaf ColourGreen blue grey purple

Description

Mentha arvensis (Corn mint). This is an upright hairy perennial, It produces shallowly toothed, lance-shaped leaves. The lilac flowers appear in dense axillary whorls from mid-summer until the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Mint

Origin

Britain and Europe

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture.

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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