Mint 'Kentucky Colonel'


Zones: 5-11
Exposure: Full to Part Sun
Size: 24"H x 24"S
Bloom: Violet, Late Spring - Summer
Pot Size: 3.25”
Availability: In Stock


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Product Features

  • Culinary
  • Deer Resistant
  • Aroma
  • Container
  • Pollinator
  • Indoor
  • 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!

  • Mentha spicata

    Characteristics: Perennial in zones 4-9, 'Kentucky Colonel' Mint is a very easy to grow spearmint. The preferred mint for making Mint Juleps!

    Light: Plant in full sun to partial shade for a healthy and happy mint.

    Water: Water when soil seems dry to the touch. It does not like constantly soggy soil.

    Soil: Your mint will thrive in well-drained soil of average quality and pH.

    Use: Use in any recipe calling for spearmint. Violet flowers attract beneficial butterflies to your garden.

    Extras: Mints can range in flavor from sweet to spicy! There is so much more to mint plants than meets the eye ...


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