Flower Database

Kentucky Colonel Mint

Basic information
Flower Name
Kentucky Colonel Mint
Formal Name
Mentha x villosa
Alias
Kentucky colonel mint, Bowles mint
Habitat
Garden variety
Morph
perennial grass
Comment
Kentucky Colonel Mint (Kentucky colonel mint, scientific name:Mentha x villosa) is a perennial herb of the family Laminaceae. A gardening variety of Spearmint (scientific name: Mentha spicata) and Apple Mint( scientific name: Mentha suaveolens). It has the freshness of spearmint and the sweet smell of apple mint. The leaves are bright green ovals, slightly thicker and have fine hair.
Common name: Kentucky Colonel Mint, scientific name: Mentha x villosa (M. spicata x M. suaveolens), syn. M. cordifolia, also known as: balls Mint , Kentucky Spearmint, origin: Mediterranean-Europe, living type: perennials, plant height: 30-90 cm, stem: 4 angle, fluff with a Phyllotaxis: cross opposite, leaf color: pale yellow-green, leaf shape: oval, petiole: no hold the stem and leaf quality: wrinkles, leaf blade length: 5-8 cm, leaf width: 3 cm margin: sawtooth stock, leaves behind: scented gland points, put the florets to spikes in whorls, aromatic ingredients: Piperiteoe oxide, flowers, inflorescence length: 3-9 cm, flowers: lip form flowers, flower, white, light pink color, flowering June - August, flavored floret length:0.2 cm, stamens number: 4, ovary: top, breeding: rhizomes, uses: herbs, ground cover, food
Detailed information
Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Mentha
Species
M. x villosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Pink, White
Season
May Jun Jul Aug
Height
30  ~ 90  [cm]
Diameter
0.1  ~ 0.2