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Mint 'Kentucky Colonel'

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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 5 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Violet, Late Spring - Summer
POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot - Cannot Ship to GA,ID,WA,MN,NV,UT,WY

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Kentucky Colonel Mint Plants

Mentha spicata

Herb gardening and mint herb plants go hand and hand!

'Kentucky Colonel' Mint is by far the most delicious culinary herb, an improved spearmint for Mint Juleps and Mojitos! 'Kentucky Colonel Mint' is quite easy to grow, and works well indoors. It will readily make itself at home in full sun to partial shade in moist soil. Most gardeners don't have any trouble growing it, they have trouble containing it.

Highly aromatic, Kentucky Colonel releases its strong, minty scent when you brush past it. Greek mythology claims that Menthe, a nymph in love with Pluto, was transformed into a lowly plant in a jealous rage by Pluto's wife. To ease her banishment, Pluto lessened her punishment by giving her a fragrant smell that would grace the path of anyone who walked upon her.

This popular culinary herb has blooms that attract butterflies, however allowing your mint to go to flower will make the leaves taste bitter. We suggest planting two pots of mint: one for you and one for the butterflies. Plant in full to part sun. We strongly suggest planting mint in a pot or container so that it will not overtake your herb garden!

Zones: 5 - 11

Size: 24"H x 24"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Violet, Late Spring - Summer

Uses: The traditional Mint used for Mint Juleps, Kentucky Colonel Mint tastes great and can be substituted for Spearmint in any dish.

Tips: Highly aromatic when brushed past, be wary of planting Mint near your other herbs, as they may absorb the Mint flavor.

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Kentucky Colonel Mint August 1, 2011
Reviewer: Leslie Robinson from Terre Haute, IN United States  
This mint, planted in early May, is amazing and attractive.  Tall, strong stems and very full rounded mounds.  The flavor is exceptional - takes lemonade to new highs!  This is a must have in any garden!!!

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