The Very Green Gardener

Vietnamese Mint

7.00
Vietnamese Mint 3.JPG
Vietnamese mint foliage.jpg
Vietnamese mint in pot.jpg

Vietnamese Mint

7.00

Vietnamese Mint or Persicaria odorata, also known as Vietnamese Coriander, is an essential herb for Vietnamese cooking. It’s a great addition to any form of herb garden, and looks great in any garden bed. It grows easily but prefers to be shaded during the hottest part of the day.

Vietnamese Mint is best given a lot of space in a wetter, sunny garden border. The smell is fantastic when you walk past, and it is a thick, stable bush that is easily cut back. You can chuck some of this in Vietnamese dishes instead of coriander to create a more authentic experience!

 

Vietnamese Mint grows to around 50-100cm in height - you can trim the tops to keep the plant nice and bushy. The leaves grow to around 7cm in length and 2cm wide and are darker in colour than standard mint, with burgundy patches in the middle. The leaves can be used fresh or dried in soups, curries, stir fries and in salads.

More Info

Quantity:
Add To Cart

Vietnamese Mint or Persicaria odorata, also known as Vietnamese Coriander, is an essential herb for Vietnamese cooking. It’s a great addition to any form of herb garden, and looks great in any garden bed. It grows easily but prefers to be shaded during the hottest part of the day.

Vietnamese Mint is best given a lot of space in a wetter, sunny garden border. The smell is fantastic when you walk past, and it is a thick, stable bush that is easily cut back. You can chuck some of this in Vietnamese dishes instead of coriander to create a more authentic experience!

 

Vietnamese Mint grows to around 50-100cm in height - you can trim the tops to keep the plant nice and bushy. The leaves grow to around 7cm in length and 2cm wide and are darker in colour than standard mint, with burgundy patches in the middle. The leaves can be used fresh or dried in soups, curries, stir fries and in salads.

Vietnamese Mint is native to south and east Asia and is most commonly used in Vietnamese and Cambodian cooking. It loves to be positioned in full sun and to be kept well watered. In Wellington we place it into herb gardens (usually in its own pot) as a quick and easy to grab herb addition for any foodie! It can grow between 50-100cm but you can prune it to keep it smaller and bushier. You can harvest the leaves at anytime - right before adding into dishes or hang a bunch upside down to dry, ready for future use.

 

Please note that cuttings are wrapped in wet newspaper, with no roots, in a small amount of soil. If you are not confident at striking cuttings you should purchase the adult plant. You will receive one 10cm cutting that needs to be put 4cm deep into wet soil as soon as possible.