Mint, Eau de Cologne
Mentha x piperita citrata
Like all mints this is a hardy, fragrant perennial
with a vigorous, not to say rampant, growth habit!
Best grown in a pot as left free-range
will soon overpower most gardens.
Mints like a moist rich soil in at least partial shade
as they are prone to baking in full sun.
This variety has bronze green leaves and,
as the name suggests, is sweet smelling.
Reputed to be Napoleon's favourite Mint.
It may be used for some culinary purposes
(though a bit 'perfume-ish' for my liking)
and is mostly used for Pot Pourri,
Tusy Mussies and Nosegays.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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