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Mentha 'Blackcurrant' (Blackcurrant Mint) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Blackcurrant Mint (Mentha 'BlackCurrant') Herb in 9 cm Pot

Hooksgreen Herbs are extremely pleased to be launching Blackcurrant Mint as a NEW addition to their Herb range for the Malvern Spring Festival 2019, which opens on Thursday 9th May.  

There is a hint of Blackcurrant scent over a spearmint base with this beautiful plant, which produces dark green leaves with a flush of Blackcurrant colour in early growth and a profusion of tasty leaves during the growing season. It is hardy and like most species of the mint family has a spreading habit, so is well suited to being grown in a container.

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. Blackcurrant mint will produce small mauve flower spikes in summer, and grow 45cm tall.

Herb Uses

Blackcurrant Mint can be used as a garnish for Summer drinks, try adding this to a mojito for a blackcurrant twist on the classic. Add a fresh taste to ice creams and sorbets or use in baking to add a Blackcurrant/Mint hit. A fresh mint tea made from the leaves will be refreshing on hot summer days and an alternative to classic mint tea adding a subtle blackcurrant overtone. As a mint sauce combined with roast lamb, Blackcurrant mint adds a whole new dimension to this traditional English dish.

Buy Blackcurrant Mint Online

Our potted Blackcurrant Mint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September, from May 2019 onwards.

 

 

           

Mentha 'Blackcurrant' (Blackcurrant Mint) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 45cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Mentha 'Blackcurrant'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Herb
  • 5
    Magnificent mints.

    Posted by Michael Fotheringham on 12th May 2021

    Quality mint plants. I ordered Blackcurrant mint along with Tashkent and Bowles mint. All three arrived well grown and in perfect condition. Blackcurrant mint is great all round new variety with a good look, a fruity aroma and I'm looking forward to using it in the kitchen.

  • 5
    mint plants

    Posted by mark chandler on 30th Jun 2020

    lovely plants high quality in perfect condition will be buying more herbs from you soon ,also like the description of what the herbs can be used for

  • 5
    So big

    Posted by Trudi on 13th May 2020

    Very quick delivery, the plants were a lot bigger than expected and in great shape so very happy thanks

  • 5
    Lovely plant with beautiful scent

    Posted by Victoria Hatcher on 13th May 2020

    Received this plant last week. Great condition and am really pleased with it. A lovely addition to my herb garden. The scent is exactly as described, mint but with a blackcurrant hint.

  • 4
    Best Plants

    Posted by Thomas on 25th Sep 2019

    Great Plants, well packaged.

  • 5
    mentha blackcurrant

    Posted by billy thomson on 13th Jun 2019

    I just had to get this new product for summer drinks. The plant has arrived here in great condition so every chance of being a super buy.