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Mint Plant - Black Peppermint

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Mentha x piperita

  • Hardy Perennial.
  • Purply / black leaf colour.
  • Pretty pinkish flowers.
  • Great for making herbal tea.

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

Available from APPROXIMATELY late July / early August 2020

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

A delightful mint with a beautiful purply / black leaf, especially good for making tea as it is said to be stronger than the white variety.

This peppermint is a must for any herb garden just because it looks so pretty (but don't forget to grow it in a container even if you sink it into the ground so it doesn't take over).

Native to Tasmania so likes a sunny position.

Recognised to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Reaches (50 cm) tall.
  • Purplish brown leaves.
  • Strong peppermint flavour.
  • Likes a sunny position.
  • Prefers a moist (but not wet) soil.
  • We recommend restricting the growth of this plant as it is invasive.
  • Flowers Aug - Oct with pretty pinky flowers.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Great for making tea.
  • Good addition to salads.
  • Good for flavouring sweet, gum or ice-cream.
  • Can be dried.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Thought to be stronger than white peppermint for medicinal uses.
  • Tea can be good for treating fever.
  • Helps headaches.
  • Can aid digestive disorders (especially flatulence!)
  • Has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
  • As a lotion can reduce sensitivity.
  • Can be used as a chest rub for respiratory problems.
  • Taken in excess can cause abortion.
  • Other Uses
  • Can be used for pot pourri.
  • Good insect repellent.
  • Good at deterring rats!
  • Should deter deer.

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. Do NOT take if pregnant.

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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265