(Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegated’)
A perennial herb with pale pink flowers in summer and attractive green and white leaves with a soft pineapple fragrance.
Leaves have a pineapple and mint flavour. Use with other forms of mint, lime or lime and lemon balm, pineapple sage, lime and lemon verbena and scented geraniums.
Finely chop leaves and use them in sauces and drizzles for desserts. Steep whole leaves in boiling water to create a refreshing tea. Make strong tea then mix with chilled soda water for a tasty summer drink. Use leaves as a garnish for salads, desserts and cocktails.
Mints require open soil with summer moisture. Given these conditions, they can run away so should be planted where this is desired or in large pots.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best. Cut back annually to keep under control.
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