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Mentha longifolia

Horsemint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread0.7m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurplish white
  • Leaf ColourGreen silver-grey

Description

Mentha longifolia (Horsemint). A creeping perennial herb from Turkey and Iran. Bears oblong-elliptic, green silver-grey leaves and purplish white tubular flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Mint

Origin

Turkey, Iran

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)
  • 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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