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Mint Plant - Eau De Cologne Mint

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Mentha x piperita f. citrata

  • So many uses and smells amazing!
  • Can be used to keep away flies.
  • Can be eaten as mint.
  • Easy to grow.

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

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Here is a fascinating plant, a herb in fact, that we have grown for a number of years, being the true source of the oil or essence of Eau de Cologne. Although we believe these days Eau de Cologne scent, astringents and toilet water are now made from chemicals The foliage is bruised or squeezed gently between the finger and the thumb to really bring forth the true scent or essence.

During the Summer months a plant in a kitchen, bathroom or sickroom, or indeed any other room in the house, can assist in deterring the nuisance of flies. Although nowadays there are many products that release harmful poisonous vapours that eliminate flies chemicallyEau de Cologne is the safe plant and can be grown in a pot on a windowsill. It naturally dies back in Winter and will break out into growth in the new year. It is a good plant to have near drains to deter flies as it is hardy and will grow outside in the garden.

It belongs to the mint family and the foliage can be used as you would mint for making a mint sauce. The thought of mint sauce smelling of eau de Cologne does not appeal to ones palate but the scent changes prepared in this way and likewise a sprig placed with potatoes when cooking imparts a distinct flavour that some find most palatable.

We have had letters typical of the following from Mrs Ann Offen, being a farmer's wife from Biddenden in Kent, dated the 16th of October 1990. She wrote: Dear Sir, I would just like to congratulate you on a fantastic plant. I live on a farm with pigs etc., which attract a great number of flies and wasps. Since buying the Eau de Cologne plants they have grown and spread out. I just pinch and rub the leaves to release scent and wait. The flies and wasps after a while get a drunk effect and then drop down dead, truly amazing, seeing is believing. I am so pleased with them and don't now have to use those horrid smelly aerosols etc. I will certainly pay you a visit as I want to try out the herbs for migraine and joint pains. I do hope you have again the climbing strawberry plants which I missed buying from you when advertised, so useful in a small walled garden. Thanking you, yours truly - Mrs A. Offen.

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

If mosquitoes are troublesome rub a bruised leaf on your forehead and neck at bed time or if caravanning or camping - it keeps the perishers away!

  • A member of the mint family.
  • Perennial.
  • Prefers a damp position
  • Reaches approximately 3 feet (90 cm) tall.
  • Beautiful pink/lilac clusters of flowers July to September.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Can be used to help stomach, intestinal, liver and gallbladder complaints.
  • Can be used to ease nausea and flatulence.
  • Other uses.
  • Has antiseptic and mild anaesthetic properties.
  • Use in toothpaste and perfume!

IMPORTANTWe make no claim for these plants actually killing flies or wasps, but we have received many similar letters.

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.It is not recommended that Peppermint tea is given to young children.

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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...
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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 - Black Peppermint
Mint Plant - Chocolate Mint
Mint Plant - Corsican Mint
Mint Plant - Curly 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

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