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Scientific Name: Mentha arvensis 'Banana'

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Mentha arvensis 'Banana'


  • Perennial
  • Banana mint is a low growing variety with bright green, small leaves and it has a remarkable banana scent and flavour.
  • It produces clusters of small lilac-coloured flowers in summer.
  • Banana mint likes a full sun or partial shade and prefers well drained soil.
  • To confine them - most mint is best to grow in pots with a lot of surface area rather than lots of depth.
  • Divide and repot with fresh soil every spring.
  • An excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

Culinary Uses

  • Banana mint is good for use in a tea and it makes an excellent ice-cream.
  • Use as a garnish for puddings and summer drinks.
  • It will add a lovely fresh zing when used sparingly in salads.

Parts Used

  • The leaves and sprigs.
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