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Mentha x piperita f. citrata
EAU DE COLOGNE MINT
Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 80 cm. Mauve/pink flowers from summer to autumn.
Large roundish, purple and orange tinged, dark green, leaves with a definite 4711 scent.
Aspect : Full Sun
Flower colour : Mauve/Pink
Hardiness : Full Hardy
Type : Perennial
A good companion plant for tomatoes and cabbages
attracting beneficial insects, and distracting pests.
A bee plant aiding pollination of tomatoes,
attracting butterfies away from cabbages.
When grown in the veg plot should be contained in a big pot to control spread
and to facillitate moving with the crop rotation.
Pick the leaves regularly to encourange bushy growth.
Hang some in a muslin bag under the hot water tap of your bath
for a wonderful scenting of the bath water.
Although not an obvious choice of mint for a mint julep,
Eau de cologne mint adds a warm velvety flavour not
apparent with other mints.
About 20 mint leaves, plus more for garnish if you like
2 tsp. sugar
2 to 3 oz. bourbon
Plenty of crushed ice
- Put mint leaves and sugar into a glass
- Muddle leaves and sugar until sugar dissolves.
- Add bourbon, stir.
- Fill glass with crushed ice and stir
- Garnish with additional mint leaves
- Serve immediately.