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Mentha spicata

Mentha spicata
Common name chocolate mint
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial herb
Size 6"
Light full sun
Cultural notes not fussy
From seed doesn't come true from seed

Wonderfully fragrant, dark foliage. Like all mints, this one likes to take over by sending its creeping roots off in various directions. We wouldn't be without this, so we just keep it contained. As the photo shows, it takes up all the space we allow it (and is hungry for more)!

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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