Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals

Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals

by Barbara Perry Lawton, Barbara Perry Lawton


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Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals is the first book to survey the entire mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae), which includes a surprising variety of plants long valued for their herbal and ornamental uses, from rosemary, sage, and thyme to lavender and peppermint. Most mints are easy to grow, sometimes notoriously so, and highly resistant to pests and diseases, which adds to their garden value. Written in a friendly and accessible style, the book features chapters on history and lore, modern uses, cultivation, and distinctive characteristics and classification; a catalog of species and cultivars in 67 genera; and a glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881927061
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 Mints in History and Lore
CHAPTER 2 Mints in Health and Home
CHAPTER 3 Herbal Mints
CHAPTER 4 Ornamental Mints
CHAPTER 5 Weedy Mints
CHAPTER 6 Pests and Diseases
CHAPTER 7 Botany of Mints
CHAPTER 8 Catalog of Mints

USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Further Reading
Index of Plant Names

Color plates follow page 64

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