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MINT

APPLE MINT- Mentha suaveolens                                       CANDYMINTMentha piperita cv.

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth.  Has reddish stems.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant, Medicinal

Suggestions:

Commonly used in chewing gum, mouthwash, toothpastes, and medicines. An ideal culinary herb to flavor foods like jellies, sweets, meats, salads, soups, beverages, and much more!

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth.  Fuzzy leaves add interest.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 5-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant

Suggestions:

Bruise the leaves and put them in a pitcher of ice water for a refreshing treat. Can be used to make tea. Popular in apple mint jelly.  Use fresh leaves as a garnish and in salads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE MINTMentha piperita cv.                        LIME MINT- Mentha piperita cv.

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth.  Has lime-scented foliage.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant

Suggestions:

Often dried and crushed, then sprinkled on salads, used to make tea, or to season vegetable dishes.

       

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth. Neither smells nor tastes like chocolate, but is reminiscent of an Andes after-dinner chocolate mint.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant

Suggestions:

Great dried and added to black tea or used by itself. Makes a nice addition to chocolate desserts or a surprise addition to breakfast breads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORANGE MINTMentha piperita cv.                                      PEPPERMINTMentha piperita

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth.  Teas made from the leaves help calm upset stomachs.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 5-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant, Medicinal

Suggestions:

Often used in teas and cordials. Can easily be dried. Fresh leaves can be chewed on as a breath mint.

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth.  Fuzzy leaves add interest.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant

Suggestions:

Often used in teas. Can be incorporated into many baked goods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEARMINT-  Mentha spicata

Description:

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth.  Bright green aromatic leaves bring a Mediterranean feel to the garden.

Growth:

To height of 2’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, Fragrant

Suggestions:

Spearmint has less menthol than peppermint, which makes it the best choice for using fresh in mint sauces and drinks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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