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Mentha × gentilis ‘Variegata’

Mint

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourYellow dark green

Description

Mentha × gentilis ‘Variegata’ (Mint). A spreading perennial with a mat of oval, dark green leaves speckled yellow. In the summer, whorls of small, pale purple flowers with two lips are borne.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Interest and use

Culinary, colour, ground-cover

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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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