Height: 45cm x 45cm
Flowering Period: June - August
Aspect: Full sun or part shade
Soil Type: Well drained but reasonable soil.
Common Name: Basil Mint
Annual, Biennial or Perennial: Perennial
Excellent for making pesto!
Useful in salads
Can be dried.
Can be used in oil and vinegar.
Has anti-inflammatory properties.
Also has antiseptic or for anti-bacterial purposes
Good for digestion or to help stomach upsets (as a tea).
Can be used as a mouth wash to help gum infections.
Cold tea can be used as an eye wash.
Chewing the leaves can help flatulence, heart burn and help combat bad breath.
Can deter mice
Low-growing, spreading perennial mint with bright-green leaves. They produce a lovely fresh minty-basil 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.
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Mentha x piperita f.citrata 'Basil'
Available for pre order. You can order now for delivery in early Spring 2020.