River Mint - Melbourne Bushfood
River Mint - Melbourne Bushfood
River Mint - Melbourne Bushfood
River Mint - Melbourne Bushfood

River Mint

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River Mint Plant (aka. Wild Mint) // Mentha australis


River Mint is a smaller, less-invasive relative to other species of mints. Native across southern Australia, it has a flavour and intensity similar to spearmint. River Mint is hardy and can grow well in pots and herb gardens. The benefit of River Mint is that it won't be as invasive as other mints, and has a unique and delicious flavour. 

We also have dried River Mint available.

Harvesting: Simply harvest the leaves and eat fresh, or dry them!

Growing Conditions: River Mint loves shady spots and moisture. It grows best in boggy soil with high moisture. In contrast, it does well in sunny positions only if there is organic matter and watered regularly. Like other mint, it is a fast grower and will need regular pruning to be kept tidy. Great in pots!

Size: Less invasive than other mints, it grows 25cm high and 100cm wide.


Well Watered

Shade/ Part Shade

25 CM High


AVAILABLE VIC/NSW/QLD/ACT/SA ONLY - We ship our plants via Express Post on Mondays to prevent them from being kept over the weekend. If you've ordered other products, they will be delivered together. Please note, we take care in packaging your plants, but we do not take responsibility if your parcel is delayed. 

Delivery: Starting at $15 for one plant.

24hr Refund Policy - Plants are sometimes not so happy when they arrive, we'd be more than happy to assist if you have any issues with your plants. We have a strict 24 hour refund policy, so if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, please email a photo within 24 hours of it's delivery. We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.

For refunds, please contact us using hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

Our plant safely arrived, healthy condition - can't wait for it to grow so I can start cooking with it!

River mint

I could smell it before I opened the box and the smell was absolutely amazing, arrived in excellent condition and going well

Love love love!

My river mint has grown amazingly well in just a short time - easily quadrupling in size in 6 weeks. Fantastic replacement to a standard mint, with a slight spearmint flavour to it. It's on a west facing deck in Ballarat, so very promising start to a new fave.

River Mint in my kitchen

River mint was the first of my plants from my recent Melbourne Bush Food delivery to need a haircut. I'd picked a lot of single leaves to try and get a sense of the flavour and to me the leaves have a slightly more peppermint flavour than non-native mint. It works beautifully substituted directly in your favourite mint recipes, sweet or savory. I'm going to try sorbet next. I have planted it in a shallow pot on my deck, where it's equally greedy for water as my existing mint pot, but equally forgiving.

Still alive!

My plants from Melbourne Bushfoods arrive alive and healthy. I followed instructions, and have repotted - and they are still alive a week later! Am hopefully they will grow into big healthy plants. The river mint smells amazing!


Amazing, the plants and chocolate arrived quickly in great condition. My native raspberry is even flowering 2 weeks after receiving them! Only thing I would add is please add stickers of which plant is which as even with the care guide I had trouble telling them apart.
Wonderful will be buying again soon!