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Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides ('Bowles' Apple 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.

Bowles Mint (Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides) Herb in 9cm Pot 

Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides 'Bowles' mint, also known as 'Bowles' Apple mint  is a native of Europe, but has been naturalised worldwide. This hardy perennial is essentially a culinary herb.  Mint will thrive anywhere, preferring moist partly shady areas, and are easy to grow from cuttings or replanting of runners, although it is slightly less aggressive than common mint. To control spread, this herb should be planted in sunken bottomless containers to be on the safe side if you don't want any spread.Keep well watered to ensure good leaf production.

Bowles Applemint  will produce small mauve flower spikes in summer, and grow 60cm-1m tall.

Herb Usage

'Bowles' Apple mint can be used in sauces to compliment meats (mint sauce with lamb), soups, salads, vegetable dishes, sweet dishes and drinks. The subtle taste of apple mint makes it an excellent choice for culinary use, also great in a mojito!

Buy 'Bowles' Apple Mint Online

Our potted 'Bowles' Apple mint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides ('Bowles' Apple Mint) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 60cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary Soups and Sauces
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5
    Bowles mint

    Posted by Lindsay maclure on 5th Sep 2023

    Arrived in good time and were very good plants with an amazing root system and a very good size..very pleased

  • 5
    I would happily buy from them again

    Posted by Jeremy Wood on 19th Aug 2020

    sturdy healthy plant arrived promptly

  • 5

    Posted by Eric Webster on 3rd Jul 2020

    Lovely plants, excellent customer service, will use again. Thank you.

  • 5

    Posted by David Wise on 16th Jun 2020

    I was expecting the herb plants that I ordered to be really quite small. Imagine my surprise when they arrived, and I found them to be too big for the pots that I had bought for them !!!. Expertly packed and delivered safely, and extremely healthy looking plants. Will come back to Hoos Green again.

  • 5
    Lovely quality herbs, carefully packaged and delivered quickly

    Posted by Sarah Priest on 9th Jun 2020

    Very impressed with quality of plants.

  • 5
    excellent service

    Posted by steve on 27th Mar 2019

    stocks had run out when I ordered Bowles apple mint last year;I was delighted to receive a reminder that the mint was again available.I think it only took 3 days to be delivered in good packaging.All round excellent experience; thankyou

  • 4
    Very prompt delivery

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Sep 2016

    Although ordered over a bank holiday weekend the plants arrived very promptly, well packed and in good condition.