Japanese Mint Herb starter plant
This Mint has a very strong concentration of Menthol and is the main source of commercial Menthol used in foods, toothpastes and soaps. The plant itself is quite a robust and Winter hardy perennial which can grow to a height of 1m. It's quite easy to grow and will do well in most conditions but requires lots of sunlight if grown for its essential oils. The leaves can be used like any other Mint in teas or added to dishes and have a strong peppermint flavour to them.
How do I stop a Mint plant from taking over?
This is a common question, but surprisingly it is also common that we hear the opposite from people. There is no great answer, but if you want to be as certain as you can growing your Mint plant in a pot is the best way to go.
Is this plant "garden ready"
Maybe, we prefer our plug plants (also known as starter plants) to be potted up before going into the garden. The ideal size is a 9 cm pot, but it can be slightly smaller or larger if you would prefer. In the warmer months you may get away with planting straight out, but it is probably not worth the risk.
What compost should I use?
A good quality multipurpose compost is idea for this. You can use your own compost but make sure you know that it is not too high (or low) in nutrients.
Will I get the plants in the picture?
Yes, In the main picture. As this plant is a starter plant it may not look exactly the same at the moment but will grow to be the same as the picture. The plug plant picture is used to give you an idea of size and may not be the same variety.
Is this plant hardy?
Yes, as with most Mint plants this will die back in the winter and then come back through the ground in the spring.
What is a plug plant?
A plug plant is a small starter plant that is perfect to pot up in to a larger plant. We grow and sell so many of these because the allow us to do it for such a good price.
Is the plug plant in the picture the one I will get?
No, we use this picture just to give you an idea of the size of the plant.