Kentucky Colonel Mint

Mentha x villosa

  • Kentucky Colonel Mint
  • Kentucky Colonel Mint
  • Kentucky Colonel Mint
  • Kentucky Colonel Mint
  • Flower name
    Kentucky Colonel Mint
  • Scientific name
    Mentha x villosa
  • AliasKentucky colonel mint, ボールズミント, Bowles mint
  • Place of originGarden variety
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August

What is Kentucky Colonel Mint

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


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Lamiaceae
  • Genus
    Mentha
  • Species
    M. x villosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 90.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.1 ~ 0.2 cm

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