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Mentha × verticillata

Mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Leaf ColourPurplish

Description

Mentha × verticillata (Mint). This is a wildflowering perennial species which is low growing. It has an nasty order with pointed oval toothed purplish leaves.

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

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilRich
  • 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 the spring or autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by root division in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Plants can be invasive and often grown in containers partly for this reason.

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