Mint

Mentha spp.

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A genus of over 25 species of rhizomatous, perennial, flowering plants. They are aromatic plants with small tubular flowers and they spread via underground and overground stolons which can result in them becoming invasive. They are cultivated as culinary herbs and there are many varieties available, bred to have a diverse range of aromas. They are happiest in poor but moist soil and best grown with roots restricted in a pot.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attractive leaves

Wet sites

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Europe, Africa, Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, White

Scent

Strong
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