Mint Ginger

 

Mentha x gracilis Variegata, Variegated ginger mint, Mentha x gentilis Variegata, Ginger mint Variegata , Mentha x gracilis Aurea. Vigorous, rhizomatous perennial forming an extensive colony of erect, often red-flushed stems with ovate to lance-shaped, slightly wrinkled, aromatic and flavoured, dark green leaves, striped and flecked golden-yellow. Whorled spikes of pale purple flowers bloom in summer. Will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

 

 

Grow in any moist soil in sun or partial shade. It has invasive roots, so site carefully or restrict root run by planting in a pot within the ground.

 

General Herb Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Herb is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Herb and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Herb is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.