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Mint 'Kentucky Colonel'
Mint 'Kentucky Colonel'

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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 5 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Violet, Late Spring - Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN. - Cannot Ship to GA,ID,WA,MN,NV,UT,WY

Availability: Spring 2020

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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.

Perfect for Mint Juleps and Mojitos

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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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Doing great July 8, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from PA  
Well packaged, healthy looking , planted in pot doing great!

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5 of 5 Kentucky Colonel Mint April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Chad Durr from Opelousas, LA United States  
It was delivered in a timely manner.  The plants arrived alive without any yellowing.  I watered them regularly, and they lasted in their small pots for a few weeks until I thought it was safe to plant them outside.  Great aroma and taste.

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5 of 5 Perfect for great Mint Juleps April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Scott Blankinship from Arlington, VA United States  
I've been getting this mint for several years as they allow for the perfect transition of  a good bourbon into a fantastic Mint Julep.  Just think of sipping a
perfectly smooth icy Mint Julep from a silver goblet while watching the KY Derby with your friends.

Note: only two allowed per person!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Ah, sweet memories! October 3, 2016
Reviewer: O. Schmidt from Metairie , LA United States  
I am so very pleased with my 'Kentucky Colonel' Mint. The plant I received was full & smelled sweet. My daughter & I viewed the video emailed earlier so we knew how to unpack & replant the plant. Since we've had it, we have pinched off a few leaves & added them to our teas like my aunt taught me as a child. The leaves were sweet, aromatic & perfect. I WILL order more for gifts.

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  9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 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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