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Latin Name: Mentha spicata var. crispa 'Moroccan'
Soil Type: Moist
Where should I plant this variety? Sun/partial shade
How tall does it grow? Aprox 40cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Light purple flowers during summer
Top care tips: Cut back regularly but especially after flowering. Keep contained!
"Moroccan Mint (Mentha spicata var. crispa 'Moroccan' -catchy right?!) is possibly the best “all round” variety of Mint. Similar to Garden Mint but this is a deeper, more musky flavour. This makes it perfect for adding to a variety of culinary dishes, making the classic mint sauce to serve with lamb or as accompanying peas and potatoes.
It is also totally our favourite for making delicious Mint Tea. If you drink a lot of herbal tea then you will notice the difference between Moroccan Mint Tea and other varieties straight away. To me it is a deeper, more soothing flavour. It’s certainly my ‘Mint Tea of Choice’.
Like all varieties of Mint it should be kept contained as it likes to spread invasively. Keep it in a pot near the back door perhaps. Or even on the kitchen windowsill.
After writing all that I fancy another cup!"
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.