Indian Mint Plants
This is such an attractive plant. Small, green and glossy leaves produce waves of small white flowers throughout the growing season which looks noticeably different to other varieties of mint. This is actually a semi trailing plant, which makes it perfect for hanging baskets, rockeries or spilling over the side of tubs/containers for a beautiful aesthetic and a heavenly scent. What's more, its abundance of flowers during the summer season is a real treat for bees and butterflies.
Latin Name: Satureja douglasii
Soil Type: Moist soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 3-5cm
How much space does it need? Spreads slowly. Keep contained
When does it flower? White flowers during summer.
Top care tips: Prune back after flowering and keep contained!
Interestingly, this isn't a 'true' mint plant, otherwise known as Satureja douglasii yet retains many of the hardy and flavourful characteristics of the mint family. It is minty and peppery and slight citrus flavour is so versatile and makes it ideal for adding to drinks, or as a seasoning to a variety of dishes. Another great variety for teas is the Black Peppermint herb!
If you're looking for a few other varieties of mint to add to your patch, then we'd recommend taking a look at the following:
This is such an attractive plant. Small, green and glossy leaves produce waves of small white flowers through the growing season. This is actually a semi trailing plant which makes it perfect for hanging baskets or spilling over the side of tubs/containers. Its minty and peppery flavour is so versatile and makes it ideal for adding to drinks, or as a seasoning to a variety of dishes.
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.