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Is there any difference between spearmint and Kentucky Colonel mint?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (18970 points ) April 6th, 2011

Google isn’t telling me. I just bought Kentucky Colonel Mint – that’s the actual name on the plant tag, so it makes me think there’s a difference.

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BarnacleBill's avatar

Kentucky Colonel Mint is mentha spicata, which is spearmint. There are a number of mentha species, some of which get spearmint, and some get called peppermint.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Here is the link for making mint juleps. Drink of the Kentucky Debry.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@BarnacleBill But peppermint is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint.

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