Canadian mint

Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis

4.25$

Seeds grown in an ecological and responsible manner by Akène, forest culture

The only mint native to North America, Canada mint has green foliage on square stems typical of the Lamiaceae family. Its flowers are mauve or pink and gathered in spheres in the leaf axils.

Well known for its aromatic and medicinal properties, mint is essential in our gardens, but it will be wise to force it into bins or buried pots since it is rather invasive.

In cooking it lends itself to many sweet and savory combinations in addition to being a real health ally promoting digestion and having an interesting vitamin and mineral content.

Canadian mint is part of the list of species recommended for the revegetation of riparian areas in Quebec.

Canadian mint seeds must undergo a cold lamination to ensure their germination. See cultivation notes below for details.

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Seeds grown in an ecological and responsible manner by Akène, forest culture

The only mint native to North America, Canada mint has green foliage on square stems typical of the Lamiaceae family. Its flowers are mauve or pink and gathered in spheres in the leaf axils.

Well known for its aromatic and medicinal properties, mint is essential in our gardens, but it will be wise to force it into bins or buried pots since it is rather invasive.

In cooking it lends itself to many sweet and savory combinations in addition to being a real health ally promoting digestion and having an interesting vitamin and mineral content.

Canadian mint is part of the list of species recommended for the revegetation of riparian areas in Quebec.

Canadian mint seeds must undergo a cold lamination to ensure their germination. See cultivation notes below for details.

A unique, new property built in the traditional French style, with many energy saving features.

Sowing and cultivation 

Canadian mint seeds do not require any special treatment.

You can start seedlings indoors, 4 weeks before the date of the last frost to have more mature plants to transplant to the garden in spring, but it is also possible to simply carry out direct sowing in the garden once the risks of gels removed.

Since the seeds need light to germinate, cover the seeds very lightly with soil, water well and press against the soil to ensure good contact. Keep the soil consistently moist until germination as well as during establishment.

Thin out the plants or space them out if necessary, they can become invasive. At mid-season, pruning 6 cm above the ground will rejuvenate the plant and allow a second harvest.

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Technical Details

Seeds per bag: 50

Family: Lamiaceae

Scientific name : Mentha arvensis subsp. borealis (syn. Mentha canadensis)

Life cycle : Perennial

Area : 3

Floor : Cool, damp, soggy

Light : Sun, partial shade

Flowering: July to August

Spacing: 45 cm

Height: 60 cm

Deer resistance: Yes

Stratification: 30 days

Scarification: not

Germination time: 10 to 20 days.

Sowing depth: Surface

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