Are there different varieties of mint plants?


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I just bought a peppermint plant, but it seems so much smaller than the mint I used to grow. It also smells different. Are there different varieties? The mint I used to grow was taken from a plant my grandma had grown for many many years and it just seems so different.
 
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I just bought a peppermint plant, but it seems so much smaller than the mint I used to grow. It also smells different. Are there different varieties? The mint I used to grow was taken from a plant my grandma had grown for many many years and it just seems so different.
There are dozens if not hundreds of different varieties of mint
 
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Chuck is right, there are lots and lots of them:) Some of them are really interesting. Personally, I dream of growing chocolate mint, because I'm a chocolate addict and I love sweet smells. I also heard of pineapple mint, lavender mint, apple mint and lemon bergamot mint. I want them all!:)
 
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Tons and tons of them! My favorite is the chocolate mint which makes an incredibly flavorful tea. I have also grown pineapple, spearment, peppermint, and apple mint. Many varieties to choose from.
 
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I have grown two different mint plants. I was surprised the other day when I went to Sprouts and they had lavender mint, chocolate mint, and pineapple mint in the front of the store! I had never heard of lavender and pineapple before. They smelled really nice though. I didn't buy any because I have a regular mint plant that I bought to make Mojito's and I never use it. :( There is another mint variety that I grew a long time ago called "dotted mint," I'm not sure if it is an actual mint variety. I bought it because it produces pretty flowers that look almost like an orchid.
 
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Dotted mint sounds like an adorable plant! Does it really have dots on it? It would be wonderful! I love dots, it's my favorite pattern, I've always had a soft spot for it.
If I saw a polka dotted plant at a store, I'd buy it immediately!:)
 
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The flowers are dotted. Here is a picture!
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I think the flowers are so pretty! Native Americans used the plant to treat fevers and sinus problems. I love herbs because they are like natural medicine! It's not an herb, but sometimes you can find a Coleus plant that is polka dotted. I've always liked those plants and they come in a variety of colors.
 
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These flowers are really pretty! I adore this delicate shade of pink, in my opinion it's the loveliest color in the whole world:)
And I couldn't agree more, herbs really are like natural medicine. I always drink mint tea for an upset stomach, it helps me more than anything else.
 
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As everybody as has already said there are hundreds of different varieties of mint and although I grow the traditional peppermint and spearmint plants - I also grow many of the other flavors too - not only because I love the flavor and aroma and particularly that of chocolate mint - but because of how they look too - as they all look very different from each other as you can see

Pineapple mint - which takes on a white or yellow variegation depending on whether it is in sun or shade

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Variegated Peppermint

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Ginger Mint

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and my absolute favorite Chocolate Mint with its burgundy hue

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Wow, these mint varieties look completely different from each other! I'd never guess that they're all mint:)
When it comes to looks, my favorite is Variegated Peppermint. I love this combination of green and white. I'd like to grow it on my windowsill.
 
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My favorite is chocolate mint too! It is yummy! I also love apple mint, peppermint, spearmint, really all of the mints! I want to try and grow some pineapple mint, because I haven't tried that yet! Mint is so easy to grow. It just goes wild!
 
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