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Mentha × villosa

Mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 0.85m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Mentha × villosa (Mint). A spreading perennial with softly hairy, broadly ovate and aromatic, toothed bright green leaves. In summer bears whorls of tubular pink flowers are borne on leafy spikes. Fully hardy.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

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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