The Dangers of Mint

Don’t plant mint in your garden.
The picture shows what can happen when mint is planted and takes over a garden after only a couple of years.
This plant was suggested by a native landscaper, who obviously doesn’t know how aggressive this plant can be.

There is two exceptions

If you have time and are committed, I have grown Slender Mountain Mint in a garden, but you have to give it a specific area to grow and be prepared to dig out the invasive roots once or twice a year.

The 2nd exception is Calamint. It doesn’t spread by runners and will bloom all summer. Montrose White is a great cultivar.


If you want to grow most mints, I’d suggest growing them in a large pot either on concrete or off the ground.

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