Mint, Swiss - Mentha x piperita 'Swiss'
Mentha spicata 'Swiss' is a native of Europe, but has been naturalised worldwide. This hardy perennial is essentially a culinary herb used in sauces to complement meats (mint sauce with lamb), soups, salads, vegetable dishes, sweet dishes and drinks. Swiss mint is a strong spearmint with very intense flavour and lovely foliage - perfect for classic cooking.
Mint will thrive anywhere, preferring moist partly shady areas, and are easy to grow from cuttings or replanting of runners. To control spread, this herb should be planted in sunken bottomless containers and kept well watered to ensure good leaf production.
Swiss Mint will produce small mauve flower spikes in mid to late summer, and grow 30-60cm tall.