Approximately 300 seeds in 0.1g packet.
A useful kitchen mint with lots of large, slightly hairy green leaves with a fresh minty smell when chopped. It quickly spreads but you can easily keep it in check by planting in a pot which is then sunk into the ground to stop the roots spreading. Pick the leaves as needed. Scent and flavour described by some as simmilar to apples or pineapples.
Grows well in sun or partial shade. Ideal for the front of a border, great for a container too.
Trim back in midsummer to encourage a second flush of leaves for picking later in the season. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing.
Particularly good for mint jelly. Add the leaves to sauces and salads. May be used to flavour cold drinks and herbal teas.
Information source: https://www.dobbies.com/products/plants/mentha/mentha-rotundifolia/
Genus - Mentha
Species - Rotundifolia
Variety - for pots
Common name - Mint Bowles
Germination rate - 83%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Perennial herb
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height - 0,40 m
Growth rate - Fast
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
Soil PH - Acidic, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Water requirements - Moist
Landscape uses - Cottage or informal garden, Wildlife gardens
Recommended to keep seeds in the refrigerator at least for 7 days before sowing.
Start seed indoors from March to May. Or, sow directly outdoors in partially shaded, moist soil in warm seasons.
Mint seeds generally germinate between 14 and 21 days.