- Round leafed mint is a sturdy plant with branching habit and broad, rather savoyed leaves, topped with pink or white flower spikes in summer.
- Strongly flavoured.
- Often used as a domestic herbal remedy, being valued especially for its antiseptic properties and its beneficial effect on the digestion.
- Often cultivated as a pot herb. Harvest leaves and young stems throughout the season. Can be used in salads.
A very easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils and situations so long as the soil is not too dry. Grows well in heavy clay soils. A sunny position is best for production of essential oils, but plants also succeed in partial shade. Sow spring in a cold frame. Germination is usually fairly quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer.
How to Grow & Use
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