Mint Plug Plant

£1.75 £0.00

  • Very quick and easy to grow
  • Perfect for containers and hanging baskets
  • Unusual and health-giving varieties
  • Pretty mauve flower spikes
  • Supplied as a well-rooted mini plug from a pot-luck selection
  • Pot up on arrival for well-established specimens by the end of this season
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Description

Mint doesn’t just look great in containers and hanging baskets, nor just give off wonderful fragrance when brushed past. Perhaps the best known and easiest to grow of all herbs, its range of medicinal, herbal remedy and culinary uses is second to none. Research-proven benefits include helping with gastro-intestinal (digestion) problems, anti-inflammatory properties for both internal and skin conditions, immune-boosting activity, and anti-bacterial properties. If that’s not enough, it has high vitamin and mineral content and tastes great either alone or as an ingredient in a huge range of dishes.

It’s always better to use fresh rather than dried herbs, as their flavour and health benefits are much improved. Best grown in containers or hanging baskets in moist or semi-shaded spots, simply snap off a few sprigs and steep in hot water to make the ultimate refreshing herbal tea, or add to hot or cold dishes to lift your cooking and boost your health.

We’re proud to be able to offer superb quality British-grown plants in a pot-luck range of unusual and health-giving varieties. Our selection includes the Japanese mint ‘Abura’, and ‘Mulitmentha’, both high in essential oils and perfect for traditional fresh mint tea, as well as classic English Peppermint, and the stunning Pineapple mint, with tropical aroma and striking variegated leaves. The distinctive crinkle-leaved ‘Crispa’ and the intensely-flavoured and very dark-leaved ‘Black Mitcham’ will also add visual interest to your garden.

  • Very quick and easy to grow
  • Perfect for containers and hanging baskets
  • Unusual and health-giving varieties
  • Pretty mauve flower spikes
  • Supplied as a well-rooted mini plug in from a pot-luck selection
  • Pot up on arrival for well-established specimens by the end of this season

Care Instructions

Unpack immediately on arrival and immerse the rootball in a saucer of water to ensure the plant is fully hydrated. Pot up into a small (approximately 10cm diameter) pot, using good quality peat-free compost. Firm in gently and water in well. Keep well watered at all times- mint prefers moist conditions. Plant in final position in early autumn or next spring. Fully hardy.

Position: sunny to partial shade; prefers moisture. Perfect for containers and hanging baskets. If planted in the ground, sink a very large pot, or bucket with bottom removed, into the ground, with the lip 3-4cm above the surface, to contain the creeping roots and prevent the mint from becoming invasive. Trim back regularly to encourage new growth/ maintain size and spread

Final height: 15-40cm depending on variety; habit: spreading- unlimited if left unchecked.