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Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil' (Basil Mint) Herb Plant


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.

Basil Mint (Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil') Herb in 9cm Pot

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.

Basil Mint will produce dark green leaves and small mauve flower spikes in mid to late summer, and grow 30-60 cm tall.

Herb Usage

The subtle taste of basil in the young new leaves, in early spring, make this herb an excellent choice for combining with tomatoes.

Buy Basil Mint Online

Our potted Basil Mint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil' (Basil Mint) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary Salads
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Aromatherapy
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 2
    Basil mint

    Posted by Neil on 11th May 2023

    The plant was tiny about 25mm height at most. I couldn’t plant it outside as it would get eaten in two minutes.

  • 3
    Basil Mint - not sure what it is...

    Posted by Heather on 15th Jul 2016

    This Basil Mint plant has arrived very healthy however I cannot get any Basil fragrance or flavour from the plant. The leaves look like a basil leaf but it is mainly mint in fragrance& taste. Very disappointing :-(