Mint choices

     (Resource – “A Culinary Guide to Herbs, Spices and Flavourings”)

    by “Arabella Boxer, Jocasta Innes, Charlotte Parry-Crooke, Lewis Esson”

 

*Thanks to this great book for all the great resources*.

 

“Bowles’ Mint – Mentha rotundifolia”

 

“Black Peppermint – M. piperita vulgaris – used for “menthol-scented oil”

 

“Corsican Mint – M. requienii – “smells like peppermint when leaves are crushed”

 

“Eau-De-Cologne Mint – M.piperita citrate – used for potpourri”

 

“Pennyroyal – M. pulegium – can plant between “paving stones”, tiny flowers in pink with a wonderful scent of peppermint.   Great for a rock garden or herbal garden.

 

Pineapple Mint – M. rotundifolia variegate – tiny scale for white/cream flowers with tiny plant leaves and produces a fruity flavor.

 

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