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Drought Tolerant Mint

image I'd like to grow a type of mint in a corner of my garden which lies in the rain shadow of a wall. Does anybody know of a type of mint, that is not as water hungry as most?

Thanks for your help.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,995

    they're a sad,mildewy looking bunch when they get dehydrated. I've never found one that can do dry

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    No they certainly like water. Got a problem with it growing in our pond.  Can't keep up with it.  Could you plant it in a biggish pot and set that pot in a big, deep bucket or another pot that retains lots of water? Every time you walk past you could throw some more on?  They don't seem to need much in the way of nutrients or attention.

  • Dear "Water butt", apparently you answered me, but I can't see it. Can you post again? Thanks.

  • See your posts now, Thank you. No, can't really do the water bucket version. I live on an estate and it's in the communal area, far away from any faucet and not deep either. Different choice of plant, apparently. I just read that "Lamium maculatium" (some form of deadnettle) doesn't mind neither shade nor dry - should be worth a try!

    Thanks anyway.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Yes, but it isn't a mint.  Mint is Mentha ...

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