Mint Moroccan herb starter plant

£1.99
Mentha spicata 'Moroccan'
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 compliment to lamb dishes, Mint is also used in teas, drinks, jellies, syrups, candies, ice creams and sauces. The are often used to flavour dishes as well as a garnish. Apart from it's use to 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.
About Moroccan Mint: This Mint is perhaps most famous for its use in tea. All over Morocco you can order a Mint tea where they’ll stuff a load of the leaves in a cup and just cover with boiling hot water. Simple but delicious and adding a bit of honey is nice too. The plant itself has a lovely upright, sturdy habit with deep green leaves. Growing to around 60cm in height. This Mint is particularly good in a pot where you don’t have to worry about it spreading. Although it’s best known for it’s use in tea, it doesn’t stop there, this is also a great Mint for use in curries, tagines and salads. It’s a very strong growing Mint with a fantastic flavour. The number one choice for teas.
Grows to a height of around 60cm and spreads about the same.