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Mentha citrata

Mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mentha citrata (Mint). An aromatic rhizomatous perennial which can be found in shallow water or grown in moist soil. Produces whorls of white flowers in a cluster on a thin stem.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

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

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture. You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.

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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