Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium
Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium
Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium
Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium

Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium

Regular price$24.00
Tax included.
Peppermint geranium is a low-growing small shrub with large leaves that have a soft and velvety texture and a strong and fresh peppermint scent. The leaves are palm-shaped, heart-shaped at the base, and are 3–5 cm wide and up to 6 cm long. The leaves are soft due to a cover of glandular hairs that give a velvet touch and sheen to the leaves. When rubbed or crushed the leaves give off their lovely peppermint fragrance.
Peppermint geraniums can grow up to 60 cm tall and 120 cm wide. They produce small white flowers through summer and autumn too.
They need good ventilation, so they're fine in a windy site,
Water moderately during the growing season from spring to summer, and only sparingly in winter.
In cold-winter climates, the plant will die once frost sets in, so it's wise to pop it in a pot and bring indoors till after the last frosts.
It prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade.
In very warm climates, some afternoon shade may be beneficial.
Shadier conditions may produce leggy plants that require frequent pinching back to keep the plants full and lush, and so that gives more opportunities for use in the kitchen!
Peppermint geraniums are edible. The leaves and flowers have a strong mint scent and can be used to flavour cakes, puddings, pies, biscuits, jellies, and chocolate cake. You can line the bottom of cake tins with leaves before cooking for an interesting flavour. You can also use the leaves to make a tea infusion by steeping 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped leaves, or 1 teaspoon of dried leaves, in 250mls of boiling water.
Such a great plant and were thrilled to be able to offer it for sale!
1 litre pot
We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

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    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
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