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Height: 45cm x 45cm

Flowering Period: June - August

Aspect: Full sun or part shade

Soil Type: Well drained but reasonable soil.

Common Name: Spearmint or Garden Mint

Hardiness: Hardy

Annual, Biennial or Perennial: Perennial

 

Culinary Uses.

Makes excellent Mint Tea.

Crystallize as sweet for decoration.

Great accompaniment to lamb and potato dishes.

 

Medicinal Uses.

The leaves can be used to treat chapped hands

The leaf oil can be used to ease heavy colds.

Crush leaves in oil then use to massage affected areas for migraines, facial neuralgia, rheumatic and muscular aches. Particularly useful in Winter!

 

Other Uses.

Can be grown near roses to deter aphids.

Scattered leaves can deter mice.

Can be used in pot pourri.

 

Low-growing, spreading perennial mint with bright green foliage.  They produce a lovely, strong mint scent when crushed.  Clusters of mall lilac flowers which are very attractive to pollinators. As with most mints it is best restricted in a bottomless pot in the garden.

 

 

Disclaimer

As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them.  No liability is accepted for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise.  If in doubt always consult a medical practitioner before using them.

 

 

 

 

 

Mentha spicata

£2.50Price
  • Available for pre order.  You can order now for delivery in early Spring 2020.

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