Botanical name: Mentha x piperitaPeppermint

Peppermint is a spreading perennial with dark green, toothed leaves. Pale pink flowers appear in summer.

Using Peppermint

Peppermint has a cooling, slightly numbing taste and although it can be too dominant for general cooking it can be used to flavour sweet foods.

It can help digestion when made into a herbal tea.

Prefers part shade.

Grows 20-30cm high.