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Mentha spicata

Family: lamiaceae
Common name(s): chocolate mint
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 3~5 - 9~11

General resources

Links for Mentha spicata

  • Cretan Flora - Botanical description of this species native to Crete. (6 photos)
  • Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (zone 4-11) (13 photos)
  • Denver Botanic Gardens - Description, native range, and cultural requirements. (zone 3)
  • - Community-assembled plant profile (3 varieties in database) (27 photos)
  • Illinois Wildflowers - Informative illustrated page with description and cultivation details, also covering range and faunal associations. (2 photos)
  • John and Jacq's Garden - Informational page provided by home gardeners in Malaysia with details on culture and propagation. (zone 4-11) (9 photos)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden: Mentha spicata 'Kentucky Colonel' - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (zone 5-9) (4 photos)
  • Missouri Plants - Description and photographs of botanical features, with notes about habitat and native status.
  • North Carolina State University factsheet - Plant profile with horticultural details and comments (5 photos)
  • Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. (1 photo)

Mentha spicata var. crispa

Common name(s): Curly mint


  • BBC Gardening - Plant profile with horticultural details and garden uses. (1 photo)

Mentha spicata subsp. spicata


  • - Community-assembled plant profile (2 photos)

Last updated:20 Dec 2023