mint - banana mint

banana mint or Mentha arvensis 'Banana'

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2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
9cm pot £5.99
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Buy mint - banana mint banana mint or Mentha arvensis 'Banana': A banana flavoured culinary herb

This herb is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering Period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    'Banana' is a low-growing, spreading perennial mint with small, bright-green, slightly downy leaves that have an unusual banana scent when crushed. Clusters of small, lilac flowers, loved by bees and other pollinating insects are borne in summer. Why not add this flavouring to ice cream or use to infuse summer drinks and cocktails?

  • Garden care: When plants have finished flowering in summer, cut flowered shoots back to 5cm (2in) above the surface of the compost. Mint is vigorous in the garden so restrict excessive growth by planting it in a large pot and keeping it well watered.

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