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Marigold, Mexican. Tagetes minuta
. Annual hardy to 30°F. Height 6 to 15 feet. Although the plant produces small pale yellow flowers in clusters just before frost, it is the foliage that South Americans find useful. Aromatic green leaves from the plant are ground with peanuts, hot peppers, and olive oil to make a pesto-like sauce that is eaten with potatoes.
Marigold, Sweet/ Texas Tarragon. Tagetes lucida
. Also called Texas Tarragon. Often used as a tarragon substitute. Hardy to 15°F. Height to 2 feet. Small yellow flowers may appear in mid to late summer. Use to flavor meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, eggs, salads.
Marjoram, Compact Greek. Origanum majorana
'Nana'. Hardy to 20°F. An introduction of the National Arboretum's Herb Garden, grown from seed obtained in Greece. It contains the marjoram aroma you expect, but the plant is shorter with distinctly gray leaves. Much hardier, and more disease free, than the typical marjoram. About 10 inches high and as broad.
Marjoram, Sweet. Origanum majorana
. A tender perennial hardy to about 30°F, marjoram is a sweet, mild oregano that is suitable for flavoring beans, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, spinach, potatoes, beef, chicken, eggs, lamb, many other comestibles. Plants are upright to about 20 inches tall and 12 inches broad.
Mentha ssp. Although long associated in the American mind with cold drinks, mints play a much more varied and vital role in the kitchen by flavoring tea, vegetables, salads, jelly, cookies and desserts. Mints also have a place of honor in fragrant potpourris. Hundreds of mints are known and they run the gamut of intriguing flavors and cultural requirements. For the home gardener with limited space, two or three carefully chosen and contained species usually suffice. (If you lack space to let them run, grow them in pots on a concrete slab).
Mints generally do not require more than 3 hours of sun a day, but they can withstand constant sunshine. A constantly moist, loamy soil with a pH range of 5 to 7.5 is required for best growth.
All mints spread from runners either underground or on top of the soil. Most mints grow 20 to 30 inches tall. Space plants on 6 to 12-inch centers. Planting them together does not alter their aroma or flavor, but once they become a tangle of foliage it may be difficult to select the mint variety you want to use.
Small children may have an immediate and adverse reaction to some mints.
Mint, Apple. Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides
. Sometimes called woolly mint to distinguish it from another mint called apple mint, M. suaveolens.
Mint, Banana. Mentha arvensis
. Perennial. Hardy to -20°F. Uniquely scented leaves smell slightly of banana. Lavender flowers sprout along upper stems. Grow in a pot to contain spreading habit. Keep soil moist, but well-drained. Full sun to part shade. Use in tea, salads, meat dishes and potpouri.
Mint, Corsican. Mentha requienii
. Few plants hug the ground as closely as does this mint, a Baby Tears look alike. Its tiny, green heart shaped leaves are strongly scented of pennyroyal and peppermint. It is not always winter hardy in our area.
Mint, Curly Or Crisped. Mentha xpiperata
. This mint first came to my father with a whispered story of intrigue, a "double mint" plant smuggled from France. True or not, there was no reason to smuggle it through customs; it has been in American herb gardens for decades with good reason. While technically a peppermint, it has retained the odor from its spearmint parent. It has decorative puckered leaves with crinkled edges that recommend it as a garnish. It is also nice in mint juleps and iced tea.
Mint, DOUBLE ( Red Stemmed Apple). Mentha x gracilis
'Madeline Hill'. A true "double" mint. Both spearmint and peppermint can be detected in this one of a kind mint.
Mint, English Pennyroyal. Mentha pulegium
. This low growing ground cover with tiny green leaves comes with a heady, pungent aroma, making it a natural for potpourri. It is commonly an ingredient in homemade flea collars for dogs or stuffed into animal bedding. It is the least hardy of the mints. This mint is not recommended for internal consumption.
Mint, Orange Or Bergamot Mint. Mentha aquatica
. Also called water mint, eau de cologne, lemon mint or bergamot mint after the Italian bergamot, Citrus bergamia. As the common name indicates, the large glossy leaves of this mint are strongly flavored of citrus. Dried leaves are an interesting addition to potpourri. It is excellent fresh in fruit salad. What a treat to find some of this mint in a tossed salad or in potato salad.
Mint, Peppermint (chocolate). Mentha x piperata
'Mitcham'. This is a superior peppermint variety, slightly sweeter and somewhat stronger than others. Its dark green leaf with a purplish underside furnishes the justification for a nickname, Black Peppermint. It is sometimes called Blue Balsam Mint, and Chocolate Mint. It is excellent as a tea and for flavoring desserts.
Mint, Pineapple. Mentha suaveolens var suaveolens
. The small, brightly variegated green and white leaves of this Mentha species set it apart. The gardener with space or a generous strip of street side "parking" may want to use this colorful plant as an ornamental ground cover. The sweet pineapple-mint aroma is refreshing on a hot summer day. Has a tendency to revert to all green with age.
Mint, Silver. Mentha spicata.
. Perennial. Hardy to -20°F. Hairy-leafed form of spearmint with lavender flowers on terminal spikes. Grow in a pot to contain spreading habit. Keep soil moist, but well-drained loam. Full sun to part shade. Use in tea, salads, meat dishes and potpouri.
Mint, Spearmint. Mentha spicata
'Kentucky Colonel'. The Spaniards thought so highly of this mint that they carried it all over the world with them in their explorations and trading. That explains why it is found around the world. The mint is so sweet it is almost like eating candy.