Let's talk about that tasty little Cuban cocktail known as the mojito. I like it on a hot summer evening; the fictitious Mr. Bond drank it in Die Another Day; and the very real Hemingway enjoyed it at the place where it was invented: La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana.
You can find lots of recipes for it on the Internet. Most generically call for mint, others are more specific and use spearmint. But you don't want just any mojito, do you? You want the real deal and that means using Mojito Mint. This is the first year I've seen it at my local nursery so of course I snapped it up. Aside from being a great cocktail ingredient, it's also a pretty great plant, provided you plant it alone in a pot because, like all mints, it has a very invasive growth habit.
Mojito Mint is not demanding; it likes full to part sun. Keep it watered and it will grow up to 36" although mine is closer to about 18" probably because the small pot I have it in has limited its growth. It's hardy to zone 5 and lives happily surrounded by all sorts of other plants.
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