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Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides Bowles's mint, 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. The subtle taste of applemint makes it an excellent choice for culinary use.
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.
Applemint will produce small mauve flower spikes in summer, and grow 60cm-1m tall.