Herb (M)

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MENTHA requienii (Corsican Mint), Corsican Mint MENTHA requienii (Corsican Mint)
Corsican Mint

Perennial Herb: Great between stepping stones. Forms a dense carpet. Can take foot traffic. Releases a very fresh cleansing aroma when brushed against. This diminutive mint has long been used as flavoring for crème de menthe liqueur. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: lavender. Height: less then an inch. Spread: indefinite (but not invasive). Exposure: sun-part shade: Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MENTHA spicata 'Strawberry'
Strawberry Mint

Perennial Herb: An unusual mint with a fragrance resembling strawberry candy. Compact, bears small, mid-green leaves with a mild, fruity flavor. Lovely in fruit salads, makes a nice tea & the flowers themselves are edible. Excellent with chocolate. Fairly drought tolerant. Bee's love it!!! Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: pale lavender. Height: 10-12"'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable MENTHA spicata (Spearmint)
Spearmint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Wonderfully aromatic. Very versatile mint! Use as a flavoring or garnish, in teas, baths, as room deoderizer or as a mouth freshener! Best kept in containers to avoid spreading vigorously. Fairly drought tolerant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: lavender-pink. Height: 1.5-2'. Width: 4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

MENTHA suaveolens (Apple Mint), Apple Mint MENTHA suaveolens (Apple Mint)
Apple Mint

Perennial Herb: Apple Mint is both less invasive than other mint plants & has a sweeter flavor. Wonderful fruity scent, an apple-menthol fragrance that is delightful. Very versatile! Use as a flavoring or garnish, in teas, jellies, baths, as room deoderizer or as a mouth freshener. Fairly drought tolerant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white or pale pink. Height: 24". Width: 24". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'After Eight'
Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Easy going with a splendid chocolate-mint flavor. Grows with very little effort but will add a very unique surprising taste to your after eight tea cup. Combines well with everything chocolate: ice-cream, cakes, cookies, icing, mousse, puddings, hot chocolate or coat the leaves in melted chocolate. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blm time: summer. Blm color: white. Ht: 18-24". Exp: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'Chocolate'
Chocolate Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Refreshing, chocolate/peppermint patty aroma. A fantastic mint for desserts, garnishes & making teas. Its subtle chocolaty tones paired w/the sharp hints of peppermint make this a delicious variety when blended w/Kentucky Colonel or Orange Mint. Good in containers or hanging baskets. Fairly drought tolerant. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white or pale lavender. Ht: 24". Width: 24". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'Orange'
Orange Bergamot Mint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Purple-edged, dark green leaves. A delicious mint perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads. The citrus flavor is a bright alternative to regular mints and works well in salads, with fruits, in fish & poultry dishes or as a tea. Excellent hanging basket plant. Fairly drought tolerant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: lavender. Height: 24". Width: 24'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

MICROMERIA fruticosa, White Savory, Wild Hyssop MICROMERIA fruticosa
White Savory, Wild Hyssop

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Israel & the eastern Mediterranean. Used in the Middle East to treat various inflammatory conditions. Steep to make a minty tea. Contains pulegone, which should not be taken by pregnant women or those trying to conceive. Good container, border or rock garden plant. Aromatic. Blm time: summer-fall. Blm color: white. Size: 24" x 24". Exp: sun. Water: mod.

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