The aroma of mint will make you close your eyes as your thoughts drift to a summer day. Mint not only enhances iced tea and mixed drinks, it is also a wonderful surprise flavor in savory dishes, including meats, stews, and vegetable fritters. Tiny flowers are loved by bees.
Botanical Name: Mentha sp.
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 6 and warmer, and possibly down to zone 3.
Plant Dimensions: 18" tall and spreading indefinitely by underground stems called rhizomes.
Variety Information: This common mint is neither peppermint, spearmint, nor any other specific type. Mints readily cross-pollinate, so plants grown from seed are more variable.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Deer Resistant, Good for Containers