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Mint Banana

Mentha suaveolens
Banana Mint is a lower growing variety with bright green leaves that have a unique banana scent and flavor when crushed. Banana Mint has a creeping habit that works as a ground cover or in a hanging basket and clusters of attractive lilac blossoms that are a nectar source for bees and butterflies. The leaves are best used fresh and have lots of culinary uses.  Add the leaves to iced summer drinks and smoothies, garnish puddings and desserts, add to fruit salads or muddle with sugar and splash with sparkling wine for an instant and unusual cocktail.  Perennial zones 5-9.

Sun Part Shade
Height 15-18"

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