Hairy Pot Mint Peppermint

Mint Peppermint



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With spikes of pinky lilac flowers, the well-known perennial Peppermint has dark green leaves with reddish stems. These strongly flavoured leaves can be used for teas, desserts and vinegars or to add to summer drinks. The stems initially grow upright but become lax and start to root where the stems touch the ground- eventually forming large clumps. If you prefer to avoid this, plant it in a container on a sunny terrace, where you can enjoy its aroma and pick leaves easily for the kitchen. 

Grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir and natural latex. Remove plant from pot or cut/tear away some of the coir if the plant is well rooted and hard to remove.

  • Flowers: July- August
  • Moist, well-drained soil
  • South, West or East aspect
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
  • Pop the discarded coir pot in the green bin, leave out for birds to use for nesting, use as mulch or add to compost heap
  • Cut back after flowering. The herb will die back in the autumn but will reappear with new growth in spring
  • Easy to grow, it will soon spread into a large clump so restrain by planting within a (well watered) large pot
  • Coir pots are supplied by one specific village producer in Sri Lanka. They have built a school, old people's home and extension to the local medical centre over the years from the proceeds of coir pot production