Basil Mint Plants
Basil Mint is a highly unusual variety of herb plant, a member of the mint family, that combines the delicious flavour of basil and mint within one highly attractive plant. This variety will grow strongly in sun or partial shade, enjoying moist soil and spreading strongly. We would suggest keeping Basil Mint in it's own container to avoid it spreading too far! Basil Mint is much easier to grow than traditional Basil, as it is hardy, perennial and doesn't go to seed.
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil'
Soil Type: Moist soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 60cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Basil Mint flowers over late summer.
Top care tips: Prune back after flowering, keep contained!
Your Basil Mint plant will provide you with large quantities of this absolutely beautiful flavour. Combining the traditional Mint flavour with more than a hint of Basil, chefs that we work with at Food Festivals suggest that once cooked into a dish the Mint element of the flavour is burned away, leaving a predominantly Basil flavour. This marvellous plant also features in our Foodie Adventure Collection!
If you're looking for a few other varieties of rosemary to add to your patch, then we'd recommend taking a look at the following: