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Mint

Apple 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 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.

Candymint

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!

Chocolate 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. 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.

Lime 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. 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.

Orange 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.

Peppermint

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.

Spearmint

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 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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