(Mentha spicata Tashkent).
Height/ Spread:80cm x 1m
Flowers: Small mauve flowers in summer
Position: Sun or partial shade
Soil: Moist, deep soil
Maintenance: Remove flowers to promote further leaf growth
Harvesting: Hardy perennial that dies back in winter. Pick leaves through the growing season
Cooking uses: Superb when used to flavour meats (mint sauce) vegetables especially new potatoes, salads & jellies.
Medicinal uses: Thought to relieve indigestion, nausea, wind and diarrhoea
‘Please note this plant is herbaceous. It will die back in the winter months to reshoot in the spring’