Banana Mint Plants
This is one of the more bizarre plants that we grow and we absolutely love it. Banana mint is a variety of Mint that gives off the definitive aroma of banana in a fun twist on the more traditional varieties you may have heard of. This fruity flavour comes through brilliantly when you use this variety to make a herbal tea or smoothie. It's also fantastic to giving a burst of flavour to desserts and cocktails.
Latin Name: Mentha arvensis 'Banana'
Soil Type: Moist soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx. 30-40cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Purple flowers throughout summer.
Top care tips: Prune back after flowering and keep this variety contained!
It's bright, lime green foliage makes a real impact in your herb garden with pretty lilac flowers that come into bloom during the summer season providing an extra treat for you and the local wildlife. This variety in particular tends to be lower growing than some of the more traditional varieties of mint and you may find that it grows a little slower. Don't be fooled into thinking it isn't invaisive however, as if left to its own devices it can take over your garden surprisingly quickly. That's why we always recommend planting mint into a pot of its own, or sinking a large pot into the ground to help restrict the roots and stop them from getting carried away!
Banana mint plants are relitively easy to look after, but won't thrive in dry soils so make sure you keep it watered throughout the warmer months of the year. To keep your plants looing their best, it's best to keep snipping away all year long - you can use the leaves in teas and treats, or dehydrate them for a longer life - cutting off around one third of the plant at a time during peak growing season.
If you're looking for some other exciting varieties of mint to add to your patch, then we'd recommend taking a look at the following:
This is one of the more bizarre plants that we grow and we absolutely love it. This is a variety of Mint that gives off the definitive aroma of banana. This fruity flavour comes through brilliantly when you use this variety to make a herbal tea or smoothie. It's lovely as a dessert topping too.
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland this is a 48-hour delivery service.
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.