Spearmint, Red Stem Apple Mint
Mentha x gracilis ‘Madalene Hill’

This variety, originally from Asia, is among those deemed “Promising Plants” by the Herb Society of America. With the chemistry of both peppermint and spearmint, it is sometimes known as “Double Mint.” Extremely flavorful and versatile in the kitchen. The mint of choice in Vietnamese cuisine.

Now renamed Doublemint Madalene Hill Mentha xgracilis 'Madalene Hill' named after Madalene because of her work to broaden the cultivation and use of this wonderful culinary mint. It is a hybrid between M. arvensis and M. spicata. It is the only mint having both peppermint and spearmint oils, which give it an especially subtle and complex flavor.

Over the past 30+ years, I have had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Madalene on numerous occasions at Hilltop Herb Farm near Conroe and Festival Hill in Round Top, TX. She was an incredible woman and true lover of herbs
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