Jekkapedia: Mint (Mentha)

Jekkapedia: Mint (Mentha)


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Mint (Mentha)
The mentha family is a native of Europe which has naturalised in many parts of the world. The name ‘Mentha’ is said to have been derived from Greek mythology. One story is that the nymph Minthe was being chatted up by Hades the God of the Underworld. His queen Sephony became jealous and turned the nymph into the plant Mint. Read Jekka's Blog on Mint as well as  Jekka's Guide to Mint for more information.

Jekka's Herbs
We have been lovingly trialling, growing and propagating herb plants on the herb farm at Jekka’s for over 30 years. We follow sustainable, organic and environmentally sensitive practices and all of our herbs are grown for the British garden. You can read more about our Sustainability Approach in one of Jekka's Blogs or in Jekka's Guide to Growing Herbs in a Changing Climate.

How to buy Jekka's Herbs

Seeds are available through our online shop and plants are available from the herb farm. You can organise a farm collection, come to one of our Open Days or participate in a Herb Experience (see our events calendar). Please see our 'Looking Good List' for availability and use our webform or email your list directly to us ( We no longer offer a mail order service for our plants.

Click on the plants below for details on the individual herb. All information and photographs are copyrighted to Jekka's.

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