Mentha piperita f.citrata BasilMentha piperita f.citrata Basil

Mint - Basil

Our Ref No : 989 £3.50 Stock : 20 Availability: In Stock
9cm
Mentha piperita f.citrata. This spreading perennial has spikes of small, tubular, purple flowers with two lips in late summer. A carpet of oval, dark green ,strongly scented leaves appears. One of the first mints to appear and great for pesto sauces until the warmer weather bring the real basil.
ColourPurple
Height30cm
Genus: Mentha
Species: piperita hybrid
Variety: Citrata
Plant type: herb
Life cycle: perennial
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F.
Leaf colour when growing: dark green
Leaf shape: oval
Approx leaf length (cm): 6
Soil conditions: light, medium, heavy, clay
Natural habitat: A natural hybrid, M. aquatica x M. spicata found in moist soils on the sides of ditches, roadsides etc in S. England.
Min height (m): 0.3
Max height (m): 0.5
Min spread (m): 0.6
Max spread (m): 1
Flower type: Spike
Flower shape: Tubular
Flower colour: purple
Size of inflorescence: Small (less than 1 cm)
Spring colour: dark green
Summer colour: dark green
Autumn colour: dark green
Min growing temp (C): 8
Max growing temp (C): 30
Min optimum temp (C): 14
Growth habit: spreading
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: Britain
Blooming time start: Late summer