Lime 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!
Lime Mint is a stunning plant with refreshing green leaves that have a hint of mulberry. Lime mint produces beautiful purple whorl flowers from summer to autumn. The citrus fragrance emitted from the plant adds an exciting element to any garden. The sharp lime flavour of the leaves have a range of culinary uses.
Culinary Tip: Combine with sugar, water and cucumber to create a wonderfully refreshing summer drink.
position: sun or shade, patio containers or garden borders.
scent: refreshing lime
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 Lime Mint Plants growing in 7cm pots. Hardy perennial plants sent with pots to protect the root system.
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