Puriri Lane | Mentha suaveolens Variegata | Pineapple Mint

Mentha suaveolens variegata | Pineapple Mint

Regular price$15.00
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As the name ‘Variegata” suggests, the leaves of this cultivar of mint are variegated with creamy white instead of the solid green of the species. Pineapple mint is edible, so can be used to flavour tea, jelly or fruit salads, or as a colourful garnish.

Although it can be used as a culinary herb, this variety is frequently grown just as an ornamental, and we use it a lot in the garden.  In the autumn, simply cut back your pineapple mint to the ground and cover with a 5cm layer of mulch if you suffer from harsh winters.

Like most mints, pineapple mint is a creeping plant that spreads from shallow underground rhizomes. Clumps can grow up to 70cm tall with an unlimited spread! The foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not dropping its lower leaves like many other mints, so it is great to hide the bare stems of other plants. Great for using in floral work. 

We have a wonderful cookbook on using botanical ingredients - Blooms & Baking by Amy Ho as well as making fabulous botanically inspired cocktails  with this book Wild cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary - Recipes using home grown and foraged fruits, herbs and edible flowers by Lottie Muir

We also have available Apple Mint

Height 90cm x Spreading enthusiastically!


Plant size: PB2 :: Equivalent 1.2 litres

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.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • 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
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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