Refresh™ Mentha spp
- Super strong, classic Mint flavour
- Attractive groundcover with bushy growth
- Slower to go to flower/seed
- Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Mint
Description: Mint has been used for a number of health reasons for millennia. Refresh™ Mint has a more powerful flavour and exudes the beautiful mint fragrance you will love. Attractive bushy growth and medium to dark green leaves make this herb look as good as it tastes. Quick growing and slightly spreading, it flowers later in summer compared to other mint.
Cooking Uses: Refresh™ Mint is a wonderful addition to cool drinks and makes a calming healthy tea, especially when mixed with Lemzest™ Lemon Balm. A great mint for cooking with lamb, or many sweet or savoury dishes. Use 1/3 the suggested amount of this herb in traditional recipes, or use the full recommended amount to make it the hero of the dish.
Size: Approx. 20-30cm H x 30-50cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances: Refresh™ Mint has a good bushy, slightly spreading habit that forms a nice groundcover. Great for contained gardens or in its own pot as its runners will eventually spread. Plant 30cm apart in well drained, fertile soil in spring, summer and early autumn. It prefers light to moderate shade in hot summers, otherwise full sun to part shade. Drought tender in summer but can reshoot from the base again. Cold tolerant perennial, affected by heavy frost but will reshoot well in spring.
Care: Keep soil moist in hot summers. In spring, use a slow release fertiliser and/or incorporate compost into the soil. If heavily harvested, apply a light application of quick release as required (usually only for pots). Prune/harvest regularly for best growth. It benefits from picking a little fresh each day for teas etc. If required, prune by up to 1/3 in spring and early autumn for a tidy plant.
GROWER KNOWLEDGE: This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
HEIGHTS: Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.