Spearmint 'Kentucky Colonel'
Kentucky Colonel is a variety of Spearmint which is a member of the Mentha family. Its botanical name is Mentha spicata 'Kentucky Colonel'.
Better then the species.2This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Kentucky Colonel normally grows with a forb-like habit to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial).
Kentucky Colonel Spearmint is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Spearmint 'Kentucky Colonel'
Growing Kentucky Colonel from seed
Transplanting Kentucky Colonel
Harvesting Kentucky Colonel
Spearmint 'Kentucky Colonel' information
How long does Kentucky Colonel take to grow?
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This is the official mint of the mint julep.1
26 Apr 2013
Nothing like pinching a couple leaves off for the morning tea… Gotta love fresh Spearmint!!
02 Nov 2011
Spreads quickly, although that doesn’t mean large leaves. Will grow in a container next time. Made a good mint julip and reduced the fishiness in fish based soups.