Areas of origin: Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height to 50 cm.
Soil type: Rich and humid.
Hardiness: Hardy tolerant to -35°C.
Exposure: Light shade to full sun.
Characteristics and Uses:
Mint of any variety is appreciated in infusions. Its leaves have a characteristic scent that will spread through your garden in the spring. In the mint family, there are numerous varieties, creating numerous scents. All mints have aromatic and digestive properties. The leaves whether dried or fresh will be used to flavour drinks and fruit salads. It can be planted in an aromatic herb garden or even to add perfume to your herbaceous borders. Mints are also suited to be planted in tubs, on patios and balconies.
List of Mint:
Peppermint - Mentha piperita, Peppery taste. Height: up to 50 cm.
Peppermint Bergamota - Mentha piperita Citrata, Scent of lemon. Height: up to 30 cm.
Corsican Mint - Mentha requienii, Pronounced peppery scent. Dwarf mint variety excellent as a ground covering plant. Less hardy than other mints.
Pineapple Mint - Mentha suaveolens "Variegata", Scent of apple-pineapple, very decorative. Height : up to 50 cm.
List of Aromatic plants:
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Lemon Thyme (Thymus citriodorus), lemon scent
Oregano 'Aureum' (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'), extremely decorative golden foliage
Oregano 'Compactum' (Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'), compact green foliage, highly fragrant
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Wild Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum)