After Eight Mint: a perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. A vigorous mint with one of the strongest aromas and flavours in the mint family.

Apple Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. Has a strong aromatic, apply scent. Add it to veg for extra flavour, especially peas or potatoes.

Banana Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and best in a shady area. A low growing herb with a subtle taste of banana. Great in summer drinks and milk shakes!

Basil Mint: a hardy perennial.  A low growing herb with a subtle taste of basil present.  Delicious with lamb.

Berries and Cream Mint: a compact perennial herb. This mint is relatively new and has a unique fruity aroma and flavor. Great for adding to teas and jellies.

Black Peppermint: a hardy perennial. This is a beautiful coloured mint with purple / black leaves. Great in salads or herbal teas.

Buddleia Mint: (NOT CULINARY) a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. This mint is better used as an ornamental herb rather than a culinary one. It is grown for its long, nectar-rich purple flowers, reminiscent of its namesake. Great for butterflies or why not use in flower arranging?

Chocolate Mint: a hardy perennial. A dark leafed mint that’s great for chocolate lovers. This mint adds versatility to drinks and desserts also great as a garnish.

Corsican Mint: (NOT CULINARY) a hardy semi-evergreen aromatic perennial with a creeping habit. Prefers moist soil type and partial or full shade. This is also known as ‘Rock Mint’ it has tiny green leaves with a strong peppermint scent. Corsican is a ground hugging mint that you can walk on which releases the aroma.

Eau de Cologne Mint: a low growing hardy perennial. This mint has bronze / green foliage with a distinctive sweet fragrance and in summer it has attractive mauve flowers. It can be used fresh to make refreshing teas and herb vinegar.

Curled Leafed Spearmint: a hardy perennial.  Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. This is an unusual form of spearmint and as the name suggests, has very curled leaves. Why not use in a mint sauce or as a tasty accompaniment with vegetables.

Garden Mint: (also known as Spearmint) a hardy perennial. This mint has aromatic bright green leaves and produces purple-mauve flowers. Great in a mint sauce or to flavour jellies.

Ginger Mint: perennial. An attractive mint which has deep green foliage with uniform golden bands and produces lilac flowers during summer. This mint is also known as Vietnamese mint. An excellent mint variety for making tea or to homemade lemonade.

Grapefruit Mint: a hardy perennial. This mint has a zesty citrus flavour with mid green slightly hairy leaves. Fab in a fruit salad or fruity desserts.

Hillary's Sweet Lemon: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. Named after Hilary Clinton, this mint has a strong lemon aroma. It has grey-green foliage and produces light purple flower spikes in the summer. It's tasty in salads, fruit salads, tea and cool summer drinks.

Indian: (NOT CULINARY) a tender perennial. Prefers a moist soil type and partial or full shade. This isn’t a true mint, it has round leaved, mint scented foliage which trails and looks fab in hanging baskets for this very reason! The plant has dainty, white flowers. Cut back your Indian Mint in the Autumn and keep warm and dry throughout the winter as this is not a hardy plant.

Japanese Mint: a hardy perennial. This mint prefers partial shade or a sunny position. It has a strong peppermint flavour and scent. Makes a strong peppermint tea.

Lemon Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. A small leaved mint with a distinct lemon scent and flavour. Great with fish and chicken. Also recommended in making tea or why not add to a nice gin. Also nice in a pesto.

Lime Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. A plant with oval green leaves that have a hint of purple to them. Great with fish and chicken. Also recommended in making tea or why not add to a nice gin.

Mojito Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers rich moist soil in a sunny or partial shade position. The leaves of this mint have a curl to them and a slight silvery tinge. This Mint is the perfect addition to you mojito or any cold summer drink.

Red Mint: a hardy perennial that prefers moist, well-drained soil. Likes partial shade but will also tolerates full sun. It's name is due to it's red stem. Has a good mint flavour ideal for using in sauces or preserves.

Strawberry Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. A plant with bright green leaves that smells and tastes of strawberries. Fantastic as a tea or why not add to a dessert.

Swiss Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers a moist soil type and sun or partial shade. Has a strong peppermint flavour and an invigorating scent. Great in sweet dishes and drinks. Makes a good peppermint tea.

Thai Mint: a hardy perennial. Prefers moist soil type and sun or partial shade. An attractive mint with dark green leaves. Great to add to a diverse range of dishes as a key ingredient in Thailand recipes.