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Latin Name: Mentha x gracilis 'Variegata'
Soil Type: Moist
Where should I plant this variety? Sun/partial shade
How tall does it grow? 20cm-30cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Pale purple flowers during summer
Top care tips: Cut back regularly but especially after flowering. Keep contained!
Ginger Mint (Mentha x gracilis 'Variegata' to its close friends) is one of the varieties of Mint that we always forget to mention in dispatches. But it is one of the more distinct flavours that you can grow. The leaves smell and taste of Mint, but behind that menthol flavour there is the subtle kick of ginger. It’s not overpowering at all, but as you begin to use it you start to appreciate the subtlety. You can chop this variety into salads and it doesn’t overpower the dish. It also makes a really nice Ginger Mint Tea.
Its growth habit seems to reflect its ‘laid-back’ flavour. It grows easily, quickly and gently, always looking slightly lethargic to us as it tumbles out of it’s planter and straight into your kitchen!
Wants to be grown in moist shady conditions, but will grow in most conditions well. Delicious as a compliment to meats, salads or chopped into drinks!
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.
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 and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
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.