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Mentha australis

River Mint

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow - do not cover


Capillary watering till 4 leaf stage


Light required for germination. Germination may be slow. Keep shaded in hot weather.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Early Summer
Optimal germination temperature 25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Storage and Ripening

Use seed less than six months old for best results.
Seed up to 3 years old may retain acceptable viability.

Grows from Cuttings