Skip to product information
1 of 1

Benjis seeds

Asian Mint Jing-Jie [Schizonepeta tenuifolia]

Asian Mint Jing-Jie [Schizonepeta tenuifolia]

Regular price €2,50 EUR
Regular price Sale price €2,50 EUR
Unit price €12.500,00 EUR  per  kg
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The Asian mint Jing-Jie is a very ancient, perennial tea and medicinal plant from East Asia and has a long history of use in traditional Asian medicine. The medicinal plant, which has been known and used for centuries, belongs to catnip and has a slightly euphoric effect on humans as a tea drink. The plants form finely hairy, oblong-oval, velvety and lush green leaves, which have a clear but not too strong mint aroma and a fruity taste, with a low menthol content.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 7 0 cm
Root Type: Deep Root, Foothills
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-20 °C
Location: Sunny to partially shaded
Floor: Permeable, dry to moist, loamy, humus, mineral

PH: 6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 14-21 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x60 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Cabbage, vines, apple, pear, tomato, walnut, potato
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from January to April or in autumn from October to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation from March in small pots.

No-till sown is unfavorable due to the possible drying out or carrying away of small animals such as ants. We recommend the pre-culture, sow in small pots and let the seedlings grow up to the first mint leaves. Let the seedlings grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings.
This mint prefers a sunny to partially shaded location with permeable, dry to moist, heavy loamy or slightly humous and mineral soil.

Additional tips
Protects vegetable plants from leaf and earth fleas. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds and rhizomes.

Care Plants
Pruning in summer promotes the growth of new shoots. If a natural spread is undesirable, separate the aboveground running roots in the spring with a spade. During long dry periods, it is advisable to give the plants additional water.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Schizonepeta tenuifolia
English Names: Asian mint
German names: Asian Mint, Japanese Catnip, Chinese Mint, Jing-Jie, Keigei, Kaigai, Asian Field Mint
Portuguese names: Menta asiática
Spanish Names: Menta asiática
French names: Menthe asiatique

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
View full details