Mint – Kentucky Colonel
Mentha spicata

Zone: 3-7
Height: 24-30"

General: Attractive spearmint variety with good aroma and flavor for garden and culinary uses. The official mint of the Mint Julep. Best grown in pots unless you are looking for a ground cover.

Culinary Uses: This is the spearmint that has captured our hearts by being the basis for that classic southern drink, the mint julep. However, it can be used in any recipe calling for spearmint, including mint sauce and mint jelly.

Ornamental Uses: Large, dark green, crinkled leaves that have serrated edges. Spikes protrude out of the foliage and produces lilac, pinkish, white flowers in the summer. Leaves have a characteristic flavor and taste.

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