Of all the mint we grow, two are hands down favorites. Chocolate mint, because its leaves recall the scent and taste of a peppermint patty. And spearmints (pictured), whose quilted, dark green leaves add freshness to cold drinks and jellys; ‘Kentucky Colonel’ is the best in mojitos.
Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.
Grow all mints in low, wide bowls; otherwise, their roots will take over garden beds. Zones A2, A3, 1-24.