Peppermint is a strongly fragrant form of mint grown as a tea and culinary herb. Peppermint is a cross between several original species of mint. It has distinctive square stems and tasty purple tinged green leaves. Plants grow to a height of about 70cm and have attractive spikes of pale purple flowers in mid to late summer.
Peppermint grows best in part shade and moist soils. It is a vigorous plant that spreads via underground stems, and it is best grown and therefore contained in pots. The leaves and flowering tops can be picked any time during the growing season, and make a lovely tea. Plants die back in winter and start growing again in spring.
Pack of approx 2000 small seeds. Sow in spring or autumn. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.
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