Mint

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Corsican Mint
I am using groundcover Corsican Mint on my fairy garden. You can also plant corsican mint to your garden to have nice smell, they bloom tiny lavender flowers during summer.
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There are several types of mint (including sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint) are fast-growing, spreading plants. If you do not want to invade the garden with mint, plant them in a large flowers pots.
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Mint Varieties

Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) combines a fresh apple flavor with mint, as you would expect from its name. Zones 5-10

Chocolate mint (Mentha x piperita ‘Chocolate’) has a subtle chocolaty taste and scent. Zones 5-9

Lemon mint (Mentha x piperita f. citrata) offers citrusy undertones. Zones 5-9

Orange mint (Mentha piperita f. citrata )’Orange’, also called bergamot mint, develops bright green leaves lightly tinged with red. The foliage has a lovely citrus fragrance and flavor that makes it a good addition to a wide range of dishes. It grows 3 feet tall and spreads several feet wide. Zones 4-9

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) comes in many cultivars. Zones 3-8

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) comes in many cultivars, including ‘Kentucky Colonel’, which has large, flavorful leaves. Zones 5-10

Pineapple mint (Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’) brightens corners of the garden with its white-edge leaves. This mint has a fruity flavor. It grows 3 feet tall and several feet wide. Zones 5-9

Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) Evergreen groundcover. Small purple flowers in summer
The strongly scented leaves are used to flavor creme de menthe. Zones: 7-10

Kentucky Colonel mint (Mentha spicata) full sun tolerant, partial shade keep the plant moist, average soil
flower color – white/pink/lilac, uses in garden: great in containers, drought tolerant, fragrant, perennial zones 4-9

Ginger Mint (botanical name: Mentha x gracilis) partial shade, average-moist soil
uses in garden: great in containers, fragrant, ground cover, perennial zones 5-9

References:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/herb/mint/
http://www.patrickdepinguin.com/mint/howtogrow/
http://www.stepables.com/5/Mentha_requieni_Corsican_Mint.html
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-dos-donts-of-growing-mint-147458
http://pantrygardenherbs.com/shop-for-organic-herbs/mint-varieties/
http://www.fragrantfields.com/mintplants.aspx

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