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Mentha × gentilis

Ginger mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Mentha × gentilis (Ginger mint). A perennial hybrid cross of M. arvensis x M. spicata.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Mint

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
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • WaterMoist

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

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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