Peppermint is the ubiquitous mint that is so widely known, the smell of this one is one of the most intense and is suited to so many culinary and cosmetic uses. It was first developed in London in the 1700s by crossing Watermint and Spearmint and the face that it is found prolifically throughout the world is testament to it’s success. Although it’s not a hard plant to grow by any means it does require a little more watering than some of the other varieties as it’s often found growing naturally along side streams and rivers.
Like all of the mint plants this one is a vigorous grower and will romp away if you let it grow in open soil so it’s best kept in a pot. All of our mint are kept in post next to each other so that not only do they look great, they’re easy to get at when we want to harvest some.