Lemon Mint: Mentha x piperata f. citrata. Hardy Perennial. (3xGarden Ready Plants Supplied)
Mint plants are one of the most versatile and useful plants around! They are an invaluable cookery ingredient that will add panache to any dish. Very easy to grow and making themselves at home in both full shade (even on a North facing wall) or full sun with very little maintenance required even beginner gardeners will have no problems growing them. They are also a fantastic way to introduce children to growing and gardening. Mints look stunning planted in hanging baskets, tubs, patios and tubs where their cascading habit creates a wonderful effect.
Wonderful aromas will entrance any visitors to your garden, including the inquisitive wildlife your mint will attract.
When you harvest your fresh mint, simply snip the top leaves first because this will encourage the plant to shoot from the base and this will also help to keep your Mints looking their best!
Lemon Mint has a wonderful aroma reminiscent of lemons. This odor is sometimes described as more resembling oregano, especially late in the season. Its stunning purple whorl flowers are highly attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds and provide outstanding blankets of summer blossoms. Lemon Mints levaes are oblong and bright green in colour adding a splash of refresment to any garden.
Culinary Tip: Can be used to make a gorgeous, refreshing lemon mint sorbet. Perfect after spending a summers day in your garden!
position: sun or shade, patio containers or garden borders.
scent: refreshing lemon scent when leaves are crushed.
height & spread: 1-2ft if not pruned
culinery: can be used for decorative purposes but the leaves can be chopped into salads and refreshing summer drinks
Unique uses: Try freezing into ice cubes to add to your summer drinks. Adds scented foliage to your hanging baskets and patio pots
wildlife care: attractive to ladybirds, butterflies and bees.
3 x Lemon Mint Plants growing in 7cm pots. Hardy perennial plants sent with pots to protect the root system.
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