Mint Plants
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Chocolate mint growing in height but not spreading

Zone I believe zone 6, zip is 66102 | Anonymous added on June 15, 2016 | Answered

I have chocolate and peppermint, neither likes full sun - period. They begin to die. Secondly, I am able to root cuttings. I then plant in large pots but, again, growing in height not width. Why? I am wanting it to spread, as I have an area I wish to plant for ground cover.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 15, 2016

Here are a few links.
I grow quite a few mints, and I agree many tend to grow up first, then you will start to see runners being sent out from the plant.
These will spread out horizontally.
Be very carefully because all mints are very invasive.
Here are a few links.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/how-to-grow-mint-plants-in-your-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/mint-plant-varieties.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/growing-chocolate-mint-herb.htm

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