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Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant

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Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant is a fragrant and flavorful addition to your garden. Enjoy fresh mint for culinary and medicinal uses. Order online now.

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Product Description

Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant: Fresh & Flavorful Mint

Culinary Purposes:

The Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant (Mentha spicata ‘Kentucky Colonel’) is a classic culinary herb known for its fresh and flavorful minty taste. This particular variety of mint is often used in making traditional southern dishes, such as mint juleps, iced teas, and desserts. Its bright, aromatic leaves add a burst of refreshing flavor to cocktails, salads, sauces, and more, making it a versatile and essential herb in the kitchen.

Medical Purposes

No Known Medical Purposes

What to Know About the Plant

The Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant features vibrant green leaves with a robust mint fragrance when crushed. It typically grows to a height of 12-24 inches, spreading quickly to form lush, dense foliage. This mint plant thrives in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade, making it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a pop of color and fragrance to their herb gardens.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrate the Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant into your fruitscape design to enhance the sensory experience of your garden. This mint herb pairs well with a variety of fruit trees, such as citrus (e.g., lemon, lime, orange), adding a zesty twist to fruit salads and beverages. Berry plants like strawberries or raspberries can benefit from the mint’s aromatic presence, creating a dynamic contrast in flavors. Additionally, tropical plants like pineapple or papaya can thrive alongside the Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant, offering a refreshing combination of sweet and minty notes. Herbs like basil, thyme, and oregano also complement the mint’s flavor profile, creating a harmonious blend of culinary possibilities in your garden.

With Just Fruits and Exotics, you’re guaranteed to receive a Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant shipped 100% in a pot, ensuring its freshness upon arrival. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make it convenient for you to enjoy the benefits of this culinary herb in your home garden. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated online nursery, we provide a trusted and friendly shopping experience for all your plant needs. Elevate your garden with the Kentucky Colonel Mint Plant and savor the essence of fresh, flavorful mint in your culinary creations.

Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies

Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.

Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.

Growing Guide

We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.  We are working on this and will add it in the near future.  Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

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