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MENTHA suaveolens (Apple Mint), Apple Mint MENTHA suaveolens (Apple Mint)
Apple Mint

Perennial Herb: Apple Mint is both less invasive than other mint plants & has a sweeter flavor. Wonderful fruity scent, an apple-menthol fragrance that is delightful. Very versatile! Use as a flavoring or garnish, in teas, jellies, baths, as room deoderizer or as a mouth freshener. Fairly drought tolerant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white or pale pink. Height: 24". Width: 24". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x 'Thai'
Thai Mint

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer resist. Known in Thailand as Bae Saranae, a key ingredient in many recipes along w/Thai basil. Similar to spearmint & often used in Thai salads. Like many other mints, the lvs can be chewed as a breath freshener or brewed into a tea from the fresh lvs. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: lav. Ht: 18-24". Spd: 24". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. Z5. (syn. Mentha arvensis).

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'After Eight'
Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Easy going with a splendid chocolate-mint flavor. Grows with very little effort but will add a very unique surprising taste to your after eight tea cup. Combines well with everything chocolate: ice-cream, cakes, cookies, icing, mousse, puddings, hot chocolate or coat the leaves in melted chocolate. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blm time: summer. Blm color: white. Ht: 18-24". Exp: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'Chocolate'
Chocolate Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Refreshing, chocolate/peppermint patty aroma. A fantastic mint for desserts, garnishes & making teas. Its subtle chocolaty tones paired w/the sharp hints of peppermint make this a delicious variety when blended w/Kentucky Colonel or Orange Mint. Good in containers or hanging baskets. Fairly drought tolerant. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white or pale lavender. Ht: 24". Width: 24". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'Orange'
Orange Bergamot Mint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Purple-edged, dark green leaves. A delicious mint perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads. The citrus flavor is a bright alternative to regular mints and works well in salads, with fruits, in fish & poultry dishes or as a tea. Excellent hanging basket plant. Fairly drought tolerant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: lavender. Height: 24". Width: 24'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

MICROMERIA fruticosa, White Savory, Wild Hyssop MICROMERIA fruticosa
White Savory, Wild Hyssop

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Israel & the eastern Mediterranean. Used in the Middle East to treat various inflammatory conditions. Steep to make a minty tea. Contains pulegone, which should not be taken by pregnant women or those trying to conceive. Good container, border or rock garden plant. Aromatic. Blm time: summer-fall. Blm color: white. Size: 24" x 24". Exp: sun. Water: mod.

MILIUM effusum 'Aureum' (syn. 'Bowles Golden'), Wood Millet MILIUM effusum 'Aureum' (syn. 'Bowles Golden')
Wood Millet

Perennial Grass: One of the best grasses for part shade/shade. Tufting semi-evergreen foliage gently arches & fades in summer. Uses: woodland, rock & water gardens, borders, ground cover & with ferns & hostas. Blooms spring-summer w/dainty greenish yellow spikelets 12-18" above the 6-18" foliage. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Water: moist. USDA Z6-10.

MIMULUS 'Pat's Best', Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower MIMULUS 'Pat's Best'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: This plant was given to us by Maile Arnold. We belive it to be an aurantiacus type. Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to California. Bloom color: orange. Size: 2' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, bog, clay, deer & gophers. Sticky foliage carries trumpet shaped blooms from late summer-autumn. Nice border plant. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Attracts butterfllies & hummers. Bloom color: orange, deep yellow or dark red. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z7-10. (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Fiesta Marigold'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to California and Oregon. Bloom color: amber-red edged in gold. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Semi-trailing habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

MIMULUS bifidus 'Snow Angel', Monkey Flower MIMULUS bifidus 'Snow Angel'
Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay and gophers. Good for under oaks. Sticky foliage holds 2" azalea-like blooms summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: creamy white w/ soft yellow halo. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Enjoys occasional summer watering. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MIMULUS bifidus 'White'
Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay and gophers. Good for under oaks. Sticky foliage holds 2" azalea-like blooms summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: creamy white. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Enjoys occasional summer watering. USDA Z8.

MIMULUS cardinalis, Carndinal, Scarlet Monkey Flower MIMULUS cardinalis
Carndinal, Scarlet Monkey Flower

Perennial: Southwest US native. Versatile border plant. Tolerates sandy soil, clay soil, deer, poor drainage & seasonal flooding. Will grow in sun or shade as long as there is moisture. Pollinated by hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: tubular, red. Size: 1.5-3' x 3'. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-11. (syn. DIPLACUS cardinalis)

MIMULUS cardinalis x luteus 'Leah', MIMULUS cardinalis x luteus 'Leah'

Perennial: Given to us by local plantsman Dan Lozano and named after his daughter 'Leah'. Comes back from roots after frost. Can tolerate extra water, so suitable for growing on edge of pond or even in standing water. Blooms all season until frost. Bloom color: peach. Exposure: sun/part shade. Height: 1 foot. Spread 1 foot. This is a sterile variety.

Photo unavailable MIMULUS Mai Tai 'Red'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, clay, bog, deer & gophers. Less sticky leaves! Oblong foliage carries trumpet shaped blooms from early summer through fall. Strong, upright habit with excellent branching. Nice border plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: deep red. Size: 16-20" x 10-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MIMULUS species 'White'
Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay and gophers. Sticky foliage holds trumpet shaped blooms summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: white. Ht: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Enjoys occasional summer watering. USDA Z9. (This plant was given to us, possibly a form of M. aurantiacus?)

Photo unavailable MINT 'Chocolate'
Organic Chocolate Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Refreshing, chocolate/peppermint patty aroma. A fantastic mint for desserts, garnishes & making teas. Its subtle chocolaty tones paired w/the sharp hints of peppermint make this a delicious variety when blended w/Kentucky Colonel or Orange Mint. Good in containers or hanging baskets. Fairly drought tolerant. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white or pale lavender. Ht: 24". Width: 24". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable MINT 'Ginger'
Organic Ginger Mint

Perennial Herb: Highly aromatic. Very fruity flavor with a hint of ginger. Handsome green & gold variegated leaves that have serrated edges. Great for rock gardens, borders, containers or herb gardens. Best kept contained to avoid spreading vigorously. Excellent with melon and other fruit salads. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: lavender. Height: 12-15". Width: 24-36". Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable MINT 'Hillary's Sweet Lemon'
Organic Sweet Lemon Spearmint

Perennial Herb: A hybrid of apple mint & lime mint. It has the crisp flavor & vigorous growth of apple with the lovely leaf & citrus undertones of lime. Very unusual & delicious. Great for tea & bar drinks. Named after Hillary Clinton, First Lady of the United States & herb enthusiast. Fairly drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable MINT 'Moroccan'
Organic Moroccan Mint

Perennial Herb: Highly aromatic with prostrate growth and easy to grow. Very refreshing in salads and drinks. Light green leaves with serrated edges. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 24". Spread: 24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Hardy (Mentha spicata 'Moroccan')

Photo unavailable MINT 'Peppermint'
Organic Peppermint

Perennial Herb: It's strong mint flavor is excellent for teas, desserts, salads, sauces, vegetable dishes and ground beef. Also makes a good facial steam. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: violet. Height: 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Hardy. (MENTHA x piperita)

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