- The perfect thirst quencher in your tea ? tasty even in desserts
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 1200 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Korean mint has its natural habitat in East Asia and particularly in Japan, China and Korea.
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SAFLAX - Korean mint - Agastache rugosa - 1200 seeds
The perfect thirst quencher in your tea - tasty even in desserts
The Korean mint seems to be a carbon copy of anise, but with the minty scent of its leaves, the sturdy plant with its decorative flower spikes can easily be recognized. Other than the domestic peppermint, the Agastache rugosa doesn't proliferate and is, therefore, well suited for cultivation in a shrub bed. It can become up to one meter tall, but with pruning the growth height is easily be limited, which also makes it a nice and decorative fit for cultivation in a bigger basket. The Korean mint produces delicate, lilac flower heads that show all summer and until October. Shortly before blossoming, the leaves of the Korean mint will have their strongest aroma. To prepare a refreshing and thirst-quenching tea or iced-tea, you can douse two teaspoons fresh, or one teaspoon dried leaves with 250 ml of boiling water and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Only a few leaves of the plant can give strawberries, ice-cream, jam or fruits a pleasantly fresh note. The young leaves and sprouts are also tasty as a herb for various dishes prepared in a wok. Even the flowers are eatable and make a neat decoration for many dishes and desserts.
Natural Location: The Korean mint has its natural habitat in East Asia and particularly in Japan, China and Korea.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. Spread and slightly press the seeds onto moist potting compost or herb-substrate and put only very little compost earth on top. Cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius and keep the earth - preferably with a water sprayer - moist, but not wet. Depending on the propagation temperature, the first seedlings will come up after two to four weeks.
Place: The Korean mint prefers either a half-shaded or a sunny place. The best location would be in a slightly sheltered spot near a heat-preserving wall.
Care: The plant tolerates most potting substrates, as long as they provide a good drainage and don't tend to waterlogging. Outdoor plants should be kept at least 50 cm apart from other plants, so that the strong growth of the Korean mint is not obstructed.
During Winter: The perennial Korean mint is with a little protection by some brushwood basically frost-hard.
Bonsai ability: No
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