Image of variegated Pineapple Mint Herb seedling as sold by Urban Bounty NZ

Mint (Variegated Pineapple Mint) Plants

HERB-MINT-3-5

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The ruffled, variegated leaves of Pineapple Mint will add an ornamental touch to your plants, while also delivering familiar Mint flavours to your kitchen.  This distinctive Mint variety is ideal for a courtyard pot and really adds something special to an elegant garden setting.  

Urban Bounty Pineapple Mint comes in a 1.5l pot.

About Pineapple Mint (Mentha rotundifolia)

Pineapple Mint is related to regular Mint or Mentha, an aromatic perennial herb that originated in south/western Europe and the western Mediterranean.  As its name suggests, Pineapple Mint has a sweet, fruity scent which some people liken to Pineapple.  Its crinkly leaves have creamy white edges with sage green centres and soft downy undersides. In the height of summer, it products whorls of white/pale pink flowers that will attract lots of pollinating bees to your garden. 

Pineapple Mint grows 20 - 30cm high and will spread out if you let it.  Like all Mint plants, we recommend that you grow Apple Mint in a pot or a contained space to manage its spread.  This also makes for easy picking straight off your deck or patio!

Culinary Uses for Variegated Pineapple Mint 

While Pineapple mint has a mild, tropical fragrance that reminds some people of Pineapple.  It's flavour is subtle and minty, but with a hint of fruitiness.  Why not try it in a Pineapple and Mint sorbet, or in a fresh Pineapple and Mint salsa?  

Growing Conditions - Pineapple Mint   

Mint adapts to most soil types and conditions.  It thrives in the part shade, or full sun.)  This herb is needs moist soil to keep it at its best and prefers rich soil where possible.  Water every few days when the soil is dry.  Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprout, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chilli Pepper, Aubergine, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Squash, Peas and Tomatoes all make good companion plants.  

Mint can spread aggressively, so it is best to plant it in a pot or a contained space.  In the right conditions Pineapple Mint will spread about 60 cm and grow to about 60cm high. It should ideally be planted in spring or summer, but in areas without frost, you can plant most of the year round.  At the end of autumn, cut your Mint back to encourage new growth the following spring.   

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

       

      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.