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Mint Lime herb starter plant

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About Lime Mint: This is a very unusual mint that has a lovely citrus scent. The deep green to almost purple in certain parts make a very attractive compact plant.

Grows to 30cm in height and will spread the same.

About the Mint 'family': Mint is a very commonly known herb of the Lamiaceae family. Mints are very aromatic herbs with a huge amount of uses as both a culinary herb and for its scent. They are usually perennial herbs with aromatic, slightly hairy or downy leaves with serrated edges which come in a range of colours depending on the variety. One of the best uses for Mint is to be planted by a path where you'll brush past it releasing the leaf's incredible scent. Mint flowers are usually small and compact, being attractive to bees and butterflies and range from white to purple or red. The leaves are used fresh or dried for many culinary purposes and have a fresh, crisp, aromatic flavour with a very characteristic cool aftertaste. Traditionally a complement to lamb dishes, Mint is also used in teas, drinks, jellies, syrups, candies, ice creams and sauces. They are often used to flavour dishes as well as a garnish. Apart from being used flavour food it is also widely used in toothpaste and for its scent in perfumes and cosmetics. Most Mints will spread quite voraciously if given the chance so it can be best to keep Mints in a pot or container.