Mentha Mint Peppermint Seeds, 300 Seeds

The Dirty Gardener

$ 25.49 


Mentha mint mentha (also known as mint, from Greek ma_ntha, linear b mi-ta) is a genus of flowering plants in the family lamiaceae (mint family). The species are not clearly distinct and estimates of the number of species varies from 13 to 18. Hybridization between some of the species occurs naturally. Many other hybrids as well as numerous cultivars are known in cultivation. The genus has a subcosmopolitan distribution across europe, africa, asia, australia, and North America. Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial, rarely annual, herbs. They have wide-spreading underground and over ground stolons and erect, square, branched stems. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, from oblong to lanceolate, often downy, and with a serrate margin. Leaf colors range from dark green and gray-green to purple, blue, and sometimes pale yellow. The flowers are white to purple and produced in false whorls called vertical lasters. The corolla is two-lipped with four sub equal lobes, the upper lobe usually the largest. The fruit is a small, dry capsule containing one to four seeds.

  • Grow fresh herbs at home - no green thumb required
  • Mentha mint is a pleasantly aromatic herb
  • Plant this perennial once and it will come back year after year
  • Originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains
  • Makes an invigorating and decongesting tea with a strong, sharp flavor

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