Mint Herb Plant Collection
Despatch From Mid/Late April
Botanical Name: Mentha suaveolens, Mentha x piperita, Mentha suaveolens, Mentha x piperita, Mentha x piperita,
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP)
Pack quantity: 5 Plants
Item code: 54199
Despatch: From 5th May 2020.
From a refreshing tea to a classic sauce for roast lamb and new potatoes, mint is one of the most useful culinary herbs. It's also one of the best herbs for attracting beneficial insects into the garden, such as hoverflies, lacewings and butterflies. There are many different varieties of mint to choose from with leaves that smell completely different to one another. This great value collection will allow you to experiment with the different combinations of flavour. You will receive 5 plants, 1 each of the following varieties:
Apple Mint - A popular mint with large round hairy leaves and mauve flowers in summer. With a slightly fruity flavour it is a particularly good choice for garnishing drinks and adding zest to salads.
Basil Mint - The distinctive flavour of this herb works well with tomatoes, as well as adding a bit of zing to sliced melon or salads. It can also be used to make pesto and is delicious when used with balsamic vinegar and oils.
Chocolate Mint - Chocolate mint is as chocolatey, minty and scrumptious as it sounds. Crush fresh leaves into water for a refreshing drink, or dry leaves for flavouring desserts, like ice cream or cakes.
Pineapple Mint - A beautiful mint with an attractive cream and green variegation making it perfect as a garnish. Plant alongside paths so that you brush past it adding a wonderful pineapple scent to your garden.
Strawberry Mint - With a delightful fruity fragrance and flavour this variety is good in puddings and drinks-it's a great favourite in Pimm's during the summer! A compact variety making it perfect for pots on the patio.