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Mint Plant - Black Peppermint

Image of Black Peppermint
Image of Black Peppermint
Image of Black Peppermint
Image of Black Peppermint leaves

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 April 2018

1 or more £2.75GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
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.

Available from approximately April 2018

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Angelica Plant
Basil Plant 'Sweet Genovese'
Basil Plant - Holy Basil
Bergamot Plant
Borage Plant
Caraway Plant
Catgrass Plant
Catnip Plant
Catnip Plant - Lemon Catnip
Chamomile Plant
Chervil Plant
Chive Plant
Chive Plant - Garlic Chives
Coriander Plant - Coriander 'Leisure'
Curry Plant
Dill Plant
Epazote Plant
Fennel Plant
Fennel Plant - Bronze Fennel
Feverfew Plant
Hyssop Plant - Blue
Hyssop Plant - Pink
Hyssop Plant - White
Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Alba'
Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Vera'
Lemon Balm Plant
Lemon Grass 'East Indian' Plant
Lovage Plant
Marjoram Plant
Marsh Mallow Plant
Mint Plant - Apple Mint
Mint Plant - Banana Mint
Mint Plant - Basil Mint
Mint Plant - Chocolate Mint
Mint Plant - Corsican Mint
Mint Plant - Curly Mint
Mint Plant - Eau De Cologne Mint
Mint Plant - Garden Mint
Mint Plant - Ginger Mint
Mint Plant - Grapefruit Mint
Mint Plant - Lemon Mint
Mint Plant - Lime Mint
Mint Plant - Moroccan Mint
Mint Plant - Peppermint
Mint Plant - Pineapple Mint
Mint Plant - Red Mint
Mint Plant - Russian Mint
Mint Plant - Silver Mint
Mint Plant - Spearmint Plant
Mint Plant - Strawberry Mint
Mint Plant - Variegated Apple Mint
Oregano Plant
Oregano Plant - Country Cream
Oregano Plant - Greek Oregano
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled'
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Italian Giant'
Rosemary Plant - Common Rosemary
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Seven Seas'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue'
Rue Plant
Russian Comfrey Plant
Sage Plant - Blackcurrant Sage
Sage Plant - Clary Sage
Sage Plant - Common Sage
Sage Plant - Golden Sage
Sage Plant - Purple Sage
Savory Plant - Summer Savory
Savory Plant - Winter Savory
Siberian Onion Plant
Sorrel Plant - Broad-leaf Sorel
Tansy Plant
Tarragon Plant - French Tarragon
Tarragon Plant - Russian Tarragon
Thyme Plant - Common Thyme
Thyme Plant - Lemon Thyme
Thyme Plant - Thyme 'Silver Queen'
Valerian Plant - Common Valerian
Wild Garlic Plant
Wormwood Plant
Yarrow Plant - Wild Yarrow