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Mint – Moroccan

A pretty compact variety of mint that looks great in a pot or in the garden. This hardy perennial can be used to flavour food, fancy drinks or as a delicious and healthy tea. An excellent nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

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Description

Botanical name
Mentha spicata var. crispa

Family
Labiatae

Spacing
61 cm (24″) apart. Reaches a height of 45-60 cm (18-24″).

Depth
13 mm (½”) deep

Requirements
Does well in dappled shade. It has medium water needs and suits a range of soil types, but prefers rich, well-drained, alkaline soil, pH 6.5-7.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 15 days

Pests
Mint rust, powdery mildew, leaf spot

Timing
You can start the seeds indoors, but best to plant cuttings or a rooted plant after danger of frost is past.

Growing
Either grow in containers or take measures to prevent the spread of the roots, so it doesn’t overtake your garden.

Harvest
80 days

Season
Cool, perennial

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Mint Plant – Moroccan Mint

Mentha spicata var crispa ‘Moroccan’

  • Compact, hardy variety of mint.
  • Exceptionally good for making tea.
  • Better suited to pot growing.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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A pretty little, compact variety of mint which looks good in a pot on your patio and can be used to flavour food, make into tea or simply scent your patio!

A very refreshing drink that is very good for you.

Moroccan mint tea is extremely popular in Morocco.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy.
  • Perennial.
  • Compact variety.
  • Likes a partly shady position.
  • Reaches 24″ (60 cm) high.
  • Very fragrant, strong flavour.
  • Lavender/lilac coloured flowers.
  • Flowers mid to late Summer.
  • Best grown in pots.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Excellent for making tea.
  • Good for making mint sauce.
  • Flowers are edible.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • To relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Can be use to inhibit the growth of some types of bacteria.
  • Can be used to freshen breath.
  • Can be gargled to relieve a sore throat.
  • Crushed it can be used on your temples to ease a headache or put directly onto insect stings.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using. Not recommended if you are pregnant. Not advised for children under 5. Do not inhale if you suffer from asthma.

A compact, hardy variety of mint that is exceptionally good for making tea (which is very refreshing and good for you). Better suited to pot growing.