Mint Orange herb starter plant

£1.99
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Orange'
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 Orange Mint: A good Mint for ornamental purposes with it's attractive red stems and rounded, shiny, dark green leaves. An oil extract from orange mint is often used to scent perfumes and soaps. The leaves are best used fresh in salads, vinegars, jellies and sauces. It also works well in teas, other drinks hot and cold, sweet dishes and some savoury dishes.
Grows to a height of around 30cm.