Curled Mint

Plant Specifications Menta spicata ‘Crispa’. Perennial, but in in South Texas, treated as an annual. Plenty of sunlight but not the heat – Mints prefer ‘Cool’ sunlight (light or partial shade) Height: 12 – 18″ A taller mint that shows off bright green leaves that are curled. The taste and smell are similar to spearmint.…

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Corsican Mint

Plant Specifications Mentha Requienii. Known as a perennial, however, here in the South Texas Heat we treat it as an Annual. Morning Sun/Filtered Shade Height: ¾” Width: 12-18” Corsican Mint is a species of mint, native to Corsica, Sardinia, France and Italy. It grows very close to the ground and is desirable because it can…

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Chocolate Mint

Plant Specifications Chocolate Mint looks and tastes more like Peppermint than chocolate. Some people say they can taste or smell “chocolate” in the leaves but there are no oils or compounds in this plant that resemble chocolate. The leaves look similar to Peppermint with dark brown or chocolate edges. In the Garden Chocolate Mint needs…

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Mexican Mint Marigold

Plant Specifications Tagetes lucida. Perennial. Full Sun. Height 3’ Width 2’ A neat, upright bush with narrow, sharply toothed dark green leaves. When other herbs have played out for the season, it blooms in fall with small buttercup yellow flowers. Beautiful in the garden. In the Garden A native of south Texas, its ease of…

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Pot Marjoram

Plant Specifications Origanum vulgarehirtum Annual Full Sun Height: 12″-36″ In the Garden Pot marjoram does great in containers or in your garden and it produces little white flowers. Plant pot marjoram in a rich, well-drained soil in the full sun. Pinch back the flowers and tops of the plant to promote branching and leaf growth.…

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Sweet Marjoram

Plant Specifications Origanum majorana Annual Full Sun Height: 12″-24″ In the Garden Sweet marjoram does great in containers, hanging baskets, or in your garden. It produces little white flowers that resemble knots before they open which is where it gets its common name, “knotted marjoram”. Plant sweet marjoram in nutrient rich, well-drained soil in the…

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Lemon Grass

Plant Specifications Cymbopogon citatus. Perennial. Full to mostly Sun. Height: up to 28” A native of India, lemongrass is a stalky, grass-like plant with a lemony scent and used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. The foliage on a healthy lemongrass plant is bright green with graceful, grass-like stalks. In the Garden As it is coveted…

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Lemon Balm

Plant Specifications Melissa officinalis. Hardy Perennial. Morning Sun or Filtered Shade. Height: 24” Width: 24” Lemon Balm is a perennial herb in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. The plant’s woody stem is square and branching, and has at each joint pairs of broad heart-shaped, toothed leaves that emit…

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Vera Lavender

Plant Specifications Vera Lavender is thought to be the first species of lavender in the world. It is also widely known as English Lavender but our English and Vera lavender are very different. Our English lavender has floppy branches whereas our Vera lavender is more upright. Vera Lavender is in the same lavender family as…

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Fat Spike Lavender (Grosso)

Plant Specifications Fat Spike (Grosso) Lavender will grow into a large, silver, shrub-like plant that is about two feet tall. This lavender is in the same lavender family Dutch, Fred Boutin, and Provence lavender called Lavindin. This lavender has really long flower wands that grow in every direction. In the Garden It is one of…

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