Applemint: Mentha Suaveolens. 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!
An attractive herb, apple mint is often used as an ornamental plant. The foliage is light green, with the opposite, sessile leaves being oblong to nearly ovate, 3–5 cm long and 2–4 cm broad. They are somewhat hairy on top and downy underneath with serrated edges. Apple mint flowers in mid to late summer with light purple-pink flowers.
Apple mint is called hierbabuena in Spain and most South American countries, literally meaning "good herb". Apple mint has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years in many parts of the world, including Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Culinary Tip: For a twist on the classic Mint Sauce why not make an Applemint Jelly to amaze your guests. It goes perfectly with a pork or lamb roast!
position: sun or shade, patio containers or garden borders.
scent: refreshing apple scented stems.
height & spread: 40cm-100cm 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 Apple Mint Plants growing in 7cm pots. Hardy perennial plants sent with pots to protect the root system.
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