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.



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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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!

Beautiful River Mint

I just want to say I have been looking for River Mint to grow for ages, so I was so happy to find it at Melbourne Bushfood. The plant arrived in a few days and I was so suprised to discover it was well established and growing beautifully! It was carefully packed for its journey to me and the growing instructions were emailed promptly. I highly recommend if you are looking for native plants and wonderful, yummy bushfoods and teas look no further than Melbourne Bushfood. You won't be disappointed!

Beautiful easy growing herbs

So happy with my purchase, arrived perfectly and so reasonably priced - I'm super excited to get cooking!


River Mint