Planting, Growth and Tolerances:
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.
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.
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HEIGHTS: Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.