Lemon Mint Plants
Mint is a fantastic, vigorously growing herb which creates a multi-sensory experience within your garden. Highly scented, a fantastic citrusy flavour and blooming with pastel purple flowers during the summer, there is so much to love about this luscious plant. Lemon mint in particular is a subtle and intriguing variety of mint that is so useful and versatile. We love adding the leaves to homemade lemonade or a mojito for a fresh twist, or utilising the leaves in Moroccan dishes, salads and deserts! What's more, it makes a truly delightful mint tea.
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Lemon'
Soil Type: Moist soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 40-50cm
How much space does it need? Approx 40-50cm
When does it flower? Pale purple flowers during summer.
Top care tips: Prune after flowering and keep contained!
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:
Growing Lemon Mint in the UK is a rewarding endeavor, thanks to its adaptability and tendency to thrive in our temperate climate. The herb features elongated leaves with a delicately textured surface and exuding a distinct lemony aroma when gently brushed against. Its modest height and spreading habit make it an ideal candidate for containers, garden beds, or even as an edging plant. However, be warned, all varieties of mint can be very invasive if not contained, so make sure you're clued up on how to grow mint if it's your first time adding this tantalising herb into your garden.
Be sure to keep harvesting throughout the year for use in your dishes, or dehydrate the leaves in batches to store for future tea time treats. Mint plants benefit from a hard cut back after they have flowered in the summer, and often this will reward you with a second flush of fragrant and vibrant leaves to enjoy.
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 a delicious, subtle and intriguing variety of mint that is so useful and versatile. We love adding the leaves of this variety to drinks or salads.
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.