Mint (Variegated Pineapple Mint) Plants
HERB-MINT-3-5Regular price $9.50
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.