Marvellous Mints

 

Mint covers it all! It literally covers the ground and will spread far and wide given the chance. In the culinary sense, mints can do it all too. From savoury to sweet, it can be cooked, drunk, used to garnished and added to sauces and jams. The flavours of mint have been used in candy, chewing gum and toothpaste for over a century. The flavour and scent of mint is just marvellous!

All plants listed are seasonally available from Basilea Living Herbs as a seedling. Please Contact us for orders and more information.

Available Mints:

  • Common Mint

  • Applemint - Woolly and variegated

  • Chocolate Mint

  • Native mint or River Mint

  • Basil Mint

  • Pennyroyal Mint

  • Menthol Mint

  • Peppermint

  • Spearmint

  • Vietnamese Mint

Common Mint

 

(Coming soon)

Applemint

The two Applemint varieties - Variegated and Green or Wooly are both are highly attractive with a divine sweet apple like smell and a slightly fruity flavour. Fantastic for garnishing, adding sweet mint to fruit salads and great with soft cheeses. Try Applemint in your Summer drinks, providing a perfect twist to a Mojito.

 

Perennial / 40cm-60cm / Part shade - Full sun / Moderate water and Fertiliser needs

Chocolate Mint

 

An amazing chocolate 'after-dinner' mint smell and sweet peppermint taste used in a lot of sweet dishes from cakes, ice creams fruit salads, cocktails and drinks. Try some fine chopped leaves in your hot chocolate or ice cream.

 

Chocolate mint can be used as a traditional ground cover and low border plant also looks divine in a hanging pot.

Perennial / 20-40cm / Full sun - Part shade / Moderate water / Low fertiliser

Native mint or River Mint - Currently out of stock

 

(Check back soon for more info)

Basil Mint


Basil Mint has a strong smell combining basil and mint. It can be used raw in salads and drinks or cooked in many dishes, like tomato dishes and pastas.

 

As the flavour is not strong, the leaves should be added at the end of the cooking.

It may be used to make a tea that will help as a digestive aid, used as a treatment for headaches and fevers, throat gargles and as an insect repellent. Like other mints Basil Mint has antiseptic properties.


Perennial / 40-70cm / Sun-Part sun / Moderate water / Low fertiliser

Pennyroyal Mint

 

Pennyroyal Mint has a lovely distinctive fragrance. A member of the mint family, Pennyroyal mint is a ground cover and makes a fantastic grass substitute.

 

The  fresh and dried leaves, are especially noted for repelling insects, such as flies, mosquito and fleas. Try growing Pennyroyal Mint next to your pet's sleeping place, BBQ area or on your kitchen window sill, to keep the pests away.

 

Widely used in cooking, herbal teas, face masks and as essential oils in Aromatherapy. Only use reputable recipes as Pennyroyal can be toxic and is best avoided by pregnant women.

Perennial / 15cm / Part sun – Sun / Moderate water / Low fertiliser

Menthol Mint

True to name, it has an unmistakable smell of menthol. Use like other mints, in salads, cooked meals, as garnishes or in drinks.

Mint teas are used as a digestive aid, for treating fevers and headaches. Leaves crushed and inhaled or used in a steam inhalation is use to relieve congestion or clear the sinuses.

Like all mints, Menthol Mint does spread. It can be contained in pots, but will have to be kept well watered. Mints also tend to die back through winter time. Watch for green growth at the start of spring rains.

Perennial / 40-60cm / Sun to part shade / Moderate water / Low fertiliser

Peppermint

 

(Coming soon)

Spearmint

 

(Coming soon)

Vietnamese Mint

With a slight peppery anise mint taste and often likened to coriander because of their similar culinary uses. Extensively used in South East Asian cuisines with meat, poultry, sea foods, in curries, soup, rice and noodle dishes. Used cooked in meal of fresh in rice paper rolls, salads and as a garnish.

 

It is also used in traditional medicines, to reduce fever, as a diuretic and as an overall health tonic.

Vietnamese mint has a creeping habit, searching out damp spot and thriving in dappled shade, but if kept well watered will do very well in full sun.

Perennial / 40-60cm / Sun to part shade / Moderate water / Low fertiliser

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