Mentha spicata var. crispa Moroccan mintMentha spicata var. crispa Moroccan mintMentha spicata var. crispa Moroccan mint

Mint - Moroccan

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Mentha spicata var. crispa. The all round mint, goes with every dish that takes mint. Great raw as well as cooked. The best for Tzatziki. With a thicker leaf this is the best mint for dishes that are cooked in the oven, as the leaf breaks down slower, infusing more flavour. Great for mint tea mix with Lemon Verbena for a lemon-mint tea or with Black Peppermint for a wake up tea.
Genus: Mentha
Species: spicata
Plant type: herb
Life cycle: perennial
Hardiness: Hardy: the plant may tolerate temperatures down to about -10C or 13F.
Leaf colour when growing: bright green
Leaf shape: lance-shaped ovate, veined
Leaf margin: dentate or toothed
Approx leaf length (cm): 8
Soil conditions: light, medium, heavy, shallow well drained soils, with low salinity and moderately fertile.
Water needs: Moist conditions
Light requirements: Partial sun
Cultivation methods: They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture. You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.
Natural habitat: Roadsides and waste places, usually in damp soils and sunny positions.
Min height (m): 0.6
Max height (m): 1
Min spread (m): 0.7
Max spread (m): 1
Min pH: 5.5 Quite acid
Max pH: 7.0 Neutral
Flower type: Spike
Flower shape: Tubular bell-shaped
Flower colour: pink purple white
Fragrance: usually sweet smelling but occasionally pungent
Spring colour: bright green
Summer colour: bright green
Autumn colour: bright green
Min growing temp (C): 4
Max growing temp (C): 36
Min optimum temp (C): 15
Growth rate: herb
Growth habit: spreading
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: C. Europe. Naturalized in Britain
Blooming time start: Early summer