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Mentha piperita x citrata 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 mint and lemon scented leaves blend well for use in cordials and salads, and they make a refreshing lemony-mint tea.
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.
Lemon Mint will produce small mauve flower spikes in mid to late summer, and grow 30-45cm tall.