Vietnamese mint prefers partial sun, but can grow in full sun where there is plenty of water. The plant should never dry out, and grows well even in standing water — often growing in wet pond or stream margins. Soil should be rich, with plenty of nitrogen to fuel leafy growth.
Does Vietnamese mint like full sun?
Position: full sun to part shade. Flowering and fruiting: short spikes with tiny pale pink flowers. Feeding: apply a seaweed solution at planting. In frost-prone areas, also apply a seaweed solution periodically from late autumn through winter to improve frost tolerance.
What can I substitute for Vietnamese mint?
Vietnamese coriander, or Vietnamese cilantro, is a heat-loving perennial with slightly spicy, flavorful leaves that are a great culinary substitute for cilantro or mint.
Can you dry Vietnamese mint?
To dry the mint, tie a few stalks with string and leave hanging upside down in a well-ventilated place. As it dries, you need to avoid it becoming moist or damp as harmful mould can form. Either store as dried branches, much as you would bayleaves, or take the leaves off and keep in an airtight container in the pantry.
Is Vietnamese mint a coriander?
Persicaria odorata, with common names Vietnamese coriander, Vietnamese cilantro, hot mint and Cambodian mint, is a herb whose leaves are used in Southeast Asian cooking.