Mentha spicata

Mint 'Kentucky Colonel' (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

A very large, crinkled leaf with spearmint flavor and scent. Popularly used in Mojitos and Mint Juleps. Easy to grow.  Pale pink blooms in summer.

Height

18-24 in

Spread

16-18 in

Bloom Time

spring and summer

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This culinary herb attracts the butterflies! Can be a fast grower, give it plenty of room to grow! 

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Thyme, Lemon (Perennial) (Thymus citriodorus), Verbena, Lemon (Tender Perennial) (Aloysia triphylla), Lemon Grass (Annual) (Cymbopogon citratus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Ground Cover
Dried Flowers
Culinary
Containers
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
Moist
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