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Elsholtzia stauntonii

Mint bush

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Elsholtzia stauntonii (Mint bush). An open rounded, bushy deciduous perennial herb well known for making mint sauce. Bears lance-shaped to ovate-elliptic, dark green leaves and racemes or panicled pink-purple flowers. Native to China.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Cut back old shoots hard in early spring.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids

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