Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Manor Farm Herbs: Mints Marjorams and Oreganos


Mint 'After Eight'

Mint 'After Eight': Mentha x piperata 'After Eight'

Mentha x piperata 'After Eight'

Height:
Up to 30 cm
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in full sun. Ideal for containers to restrict it’s spreading habit.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A new variety of mint with large dark green leaves and a strong robust growth habit. It has the splendid flavour and scent of the well known confectionery.

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Mint Jessica's Sweet Pear

Mint Jessica's Sweet Pear: Mentha 'Sweet Pear'

Mentha 'Sweet Pear'

Height:
Up to 50 cm
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in full sun. Ideal for containers.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This aromatic mint has slightly silvery soft leaves with a light scent similar to that of ripe pears. It is a vigorous and upright hybrid bred by mint connoisseur Jim Westerfield in the United States.

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Orange Mint

Orange Mint: Mentha x piperata citrata

Mentha x piperata citrata

Height:
30 – 45 cm
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in sun. Ideal for containers.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Orange mint has highly aromatic foliage with notes of citrus and spice. The round green leaves are a striking green and contrast with the dark red stems. Ideal for growing in large containers which will curtail its spreading tendencies.

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Mint 'Berries and Cream'

Mint 'Berries and Cream': Mentha 'Berries and Cream'

Mentha 'Berries and Cream'

Height:
Approx. 40cm
Suitable for:
Moist soil in sun or part shade. Pots and containers.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a compact perennial herb with dark green leaves. The scent is of peppermint and fruit berries, making it perfect to use in summer drinks and puddings.

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Lesser Calamint

Lesser Calamint: Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Height:
Up to 30cm (12 in)
Suitable for:
Dry soil in sun or part shade.
Price:
£4.20
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Lesser calamint is a native perennial herb with fine upright stems, small dark green leaves and a strong peppermint fragrance. From August it is covered with a cloud of tiny pale lavender flowers which are especially attractive to bees.

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Catmint

Catmint: Nepeta racemosa (syn mussinii)

Nepeta racemosa (syn mussinii)

Height:
45cm (18in)
Spread:
45cm (18in)
Suitable for:
Well drained soil in full sun.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a popular perennial herb with aromatic grey felty leaves and prolific spikes of lavender blue flowers. This plant is extremely popular with cats!

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Creeping Pennyroyal

Creeping Pennyroyal: Mentha pulegium

Mentha pulegium

Height:
Up to 10cm (4in)
Suitable for:
Moist soil in partial shade.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Pennyroyal is a vigorous low growing perennial with a strong peppermint scent to its dark green leaves. Whorls of lilac flowers are held on stems above the foliage in late summer.

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Golden Marjoram

Golden Marjoram: Oreganum vulgare ‘Aureum’

Oreganum vulgare ‘Aureum’

Height:
Up to 45cm (18in) when in flower.
Suitable for:
Any soil, some sun.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a bright golden leaved herb with pale pink flowers in mid-summer. It is at its most brilliant as golden mounds of foliage in spring, and the flowers in summer are very popular with bees and butterflies.

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Golden Curly Marjoram

Golden Curly Marjoram: Oreganum vulgare 'Aureum crispum'

Oreganum vulgare 'Aureum crispum'

Height:
30cm (12in) in flower
Suitable for:
Any soil, shade from full sun. Tubs and pots.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is an attractive ornamental herb with gold wrinkled leaves and pale pink flowers. The pretty flowers and bright foliage make this a real addition to any garden giving colour through three seasons of the year.

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Pot Marjoram

Pot Marjoram: Oreganum onites

Oreganum onites

Height:
30cm (12in) in flower
Suitable for:
Ordinary soil in full sun
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a spreading evergreen perennial with soft green leaves and purple flowers on strong upright flower stems. It flowers from mid-summer until early autumn and makes useful ground cover in large borders.

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Thai mint

Thai mint: Mentha arvensis 'Thai'

Mentha arvensis 'Thai'

Height:
Up to 50cm with a spreading habit
Suitable for:
Rich soil in sun or partial shade, growing in containers.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A fresh aromatic mint with a strong menthol flavour. The vigorous dark green foliage grows to 50 cm in height, and tolerates both full sun as well as partial shade. During the summer it has beautiful lavender coloured flower spikes. It is an increasingly popular ingredient in Thai cuisine, especially spicy salads.

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Banana Mint

Banana Mint: Mentha arvensis 'Banana'

Mentha arvensis 'Banana'

Height:
Up to 45cm
Suitable for:
Moist sunny spot with average soil. Herb garden, containers and ground cover.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A small leaved, spreading mint with bright green foliage which is quite low growing, and lilac whorls of flowers in summer. A scent of peppermint perfumed with banana, lovely in iced summer drinks.

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Basil Mint

Basil Mint: Mentha x piperata citrata 'Basil'

Mentha x piperata citrata 'Basil'

Height:
Up to 60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Moist soil, partial shade.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a hardy mint with slightly succulent aromatic leaves that taste of mint with overtones of basil. Plants which have not been cut back for kitchen use have attractive purple flowers in summer.

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Chocolate Peppermint

Chocolate Peppermint: Mentha x piperata 'Chocolate'

Mentha x piperata 'Chocolate'

Height:
Up to 60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in sun or partial shade.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is an attractive and very strongly flavoured variety of peppermint with dark green almost bronze leaves and small purple flowers. The flavour and fragrance of the leaves is peppermint with a hint of chocolate.

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Eau de Cologne Mint

Eau de Cologne Mint: Mentha x piperata var. citrata

Mentha x piperata var. citrata

Height:
Up to 40cm (18in)
Suitable for:
A sunny, moist position.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Eau de Cologne mint has bronze - green foliage with a distinctive sweet fragrance and in summer it has whorls of attractive mauve flowers. It is a hardy spreading perennial mint, which is both useful and attractive.

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Ginger mint

Ginger mint: Mentha x gracilis 'Variegata'

Mentha x gracilis 'Variegata'

Height:
30 - 35 cm (12 - 14 in)
Suitable for:
Moist soil in sun or part shade. Pots and containers.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A delightfully attractive mint with fine pale green foliage liberally splashed with gold. The leaves have a spicy fruity scent with a hint of ginger and are best used fresh in salads, summer drinks and herbs teas.

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Grapefruit Mint

Grapefruit Mint: Mentha x piperata citrata 'Grapefruit'

Mentha x piperata citrata 'Grapefruit'

Height:
Up to 60cm (2 ft)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in sun or partial shade.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Grapefruit mint has a zesty citrus flavour and mid green slightly hairy leaves. It produces long spikes of incredibly attractive purple flowers in mid to late summer. This mint is worth growing for its flowers alone, as well as its culinary attributes.

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Lemon Mint

Lemon Mint: Mentha x piperata citrata

Mentha x piperata citrata

Height:
30-40 cm (12 - 15in)
Suitable for:
Moist soils in sun or shade. Tubs & containers.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A well flavoured mint with light green leaves and pale lilac whorls of flowers in summer. The whole plant has a delicious smell of lemon and lots of culinary uses in teas, puddings and drinks.

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Lime Mint

Lime Mint: Mentha x piperata citrata 'Lime'

Mentha x piperata citrata 'Lime'

Height:
60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Moist soil, partial shade.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is an unusual mint with smooth dark green / purple foliage and a pleasant aroma of lime that is both fruity and spicy. The purple flowers make it very attractive in the summer.

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Moroccan Mint

Moroccan Mint: Mentha spicata

Mentha spicata

Height:
60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Moist soil, partial shade.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Moroccan mint is a very fragrant form of spearmint and is the finest mint for making mint tea. It can be grown in patio containers in a shady position near the house for ease of use in the kitchen.

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Pineapple Mint

Pineapple Mint: Mentha suavolens 'Variegata'

Mentha suavolens 'Variegata'

Height:
30 - 60cm (1 - 2ft)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in partial shade
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a variegated form of apple mint, with pretty cream and green leaves and a sweet fruity scent and taste. Its attractive foliage makes it excellent for ornamental planting as well as for culinary use.

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Spearmint - Garden Mint

Spearmint - Garden Mint: Mentha spicata

Mentha spicata

Height:
60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in partial shade
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is one of the best known of herbs with bright green spearmint tasting leaves and a multitude of uses.

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Strawberry Mint

Strawberry Mint: Mentha piperata 'Strawberry'

Mentha piperata 'Strawberry'

Height:
50 cm
Suitable for:
Sun or shade in moist soil
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A fabulously fragrant mint with light green serrated leaves and lilac flowers. Think chocolate peppermint with fruity strawberry aromas. Use it in drinks and teas, it will add a lift of fresh mint taste to desserts and soft cheese, one to experiment with!

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Oregano

Oregano: Oreganum vulgare

Oreganum vulgare

Height:
Up to 40cm (16in)
Suitable for:
Sunny position with well drained soil. Pots & tubs.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Oregano is sometimes referred to as Wild Marjoram. It is a bushy herb with aromatic oval green leaves and attractive purple - pink flowers.

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Oregano Country Cream

Oregano Country Cream: Oreganum vulgare 'Country Cream'

Oreganum vulgare 'Country Cream'

Height:
40cm (15in)
Suitable for:
Sunny position with well drained soil. Pots & tubs.
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This very pretty ornamental oregano is one of the most attractive of herbs, with cream and green variegated foliage throughout the year. In winter the leaves are tinged with pink at the edges and in summer it has very pale pink flowers.

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Oregano 'Hot and Spicy'

Oregano 'Hot and Spicy': Oreganum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'

Oreganum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'

Height:
Up to 60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Well drained soil in full sun. Tubs & containers
Price:
£3.50
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Hot and Spicy Oregano is a potent cultivar of greek oregano with an intense aromatic flavour which is both peppery and strong. The foliage is dark green and slightly hairy with abundant white flowers in summer.

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