Moroccan Mint – Mail order herbs

£2.50

Mauve cream flowers on upright stems in the summer over very fragrant, spreading foliage.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots.

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Description

Moroccan Mint description:

Wonderful fresh minty fragrance and because it is a variety of ‘Spearmint’ it has a similar aroma.

Mauve cream flowers in the summer.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

This is suitable for the herb garden, border or patio.How easy is it to grow:
This is okay for the herb garden, but none of the mints are easy to keep them looking good – they must have moisture in the soil and they are very susceptible to rust (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below). It will grow in most soils including heavy or clay ones.

Botanical name: Mentha spicata var. crispa ‘Moroccan’ or Mentha spicata Moroccan.

Moroccan mint
Moroccan mint

Moroccan Mint culinary uses:

Use in mint sauce, salads, and yogurt.

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will keep spreading and fill a large area.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil where not too dry, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

In the early autumn trim hard down to ground level and remove all leaf debris to stop the spread of mint rust.
At any point in the growing season trim back to half size if the bush is looking straggly.
If there are any stems and leaves with poor colouring, or brown spots, cut off at ground level and pick up any fallen leaves.

Leaves can get very speckled from Leafhoppers.

Size of plant:

Height 60 cm.
Spreading.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 1 plant per square metre.
But if it is happy it will continue to spread!

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Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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