Rivermint - Mentha Australis

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Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Rivermint - Mentha Australis

Rivermint - Mentha Australis


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Rivermint, also known by its scientific name Mentha australis. Found in wetland areas, such as along riverbanks, marshes, and ponds. Rivermint is a lovely herbaceous plant. The aromatic leaves give off a refreshing minty fragrance when crushed.

Cooking Use:

Rivermint is not only a beautiful plant but also a versatile herb that adds a burst of flavor to various dishes. The leaves of rivermint can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. It possesses a minty taste with hints of citrus and pairs well with desserts, teas, cocktails, salads, sauces, and meat dishes. The fresh leaves can be used to make a delightful herbal tea, infused into syrups or used as a garnish.

Growing and Care Instructions:

To grow rivermint successfully, you will need to provide it with the following care instructions:

1. Sunlight: Rivermint thrives best in part shade but can be grown in full sun.

2. Soil: Rivermint prefers moist, rich soils but can adapt to a variety of soil types. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging.

3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells, to ensure optimum growth.

4. Pruning: Prune the plant regularly to encourage bushier growth and prevent it from becoming leggy.

5. Propagation: Rivermint can be propagated through division or stem cuttings. Dividing the plant every two to three years helps rejuvenate it and maintain its vigor.

6. Pests and Diseases: Rivermint is generally resistant to most pests and diseases.


Rivermint typically reaches a height of around 10 to 30 cm when fully grown.