Mentha piperata. Dark, nearly brown leaves with pale purple flowers in summer. Hardy deciduous perennial. Ht.45 cm.The flowers are attractive to bees and hoverflies. Priced for: 2 litre pot
Use: Gives a distinctive peppermint flavour to foods. Make peppermint tea, either on its own or mixed with ordinary black tea, add to desserts such as ice cream or muddle the leaves in a mojito.