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Botanical name

Mentha x piperita

Plant Care



Common name(s)




A spreading perennial herb with dark green leaves and reddish stems.

Soil conditions

It likes rich soil with plenty of moisture.


The leaves are excellent for flavouring ice-creams, chocolate desserts and cakes. Commercially extracted peppermint oil is used to flavour confectionery.

Interesting info

The plant will grow in sun or semi-shade, indoors or out.


Propagate by division.

A spreading perennial herb with dark green leaves and reddish stems.

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