San Marcos Growers LogoSan Marcos Growers
New User
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
Nursery Closure
Search Utilities
Plant Database
Search Plant Name
Detail Search Avanced Search Go Button
Search by size, origins,
details, cultural needs
Website Search Search Website GO button
Search for any word
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings


  for JULY

Natives at San Marcos Growers
Succulents at San Marcos Growers
 Weather Station

Home > Products > Specialty Plants > The Mint Family

  The Mint Family
Salvia Santa Barbara
Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' in Santa Barbara Garden
The mint family or Lamiaceae (Labiatae) is a family with at least 180 genera and more than 3,500 different species. Although there is representation throughout the world the primary concentration is in the Mediterranean region. The family is characterized by stems that are square in the cross section, opposite 4-ranked leaves that are often aromatic, irregular 2 lipped flowers arranged in false whorls (verticillasters), and fruit of 4 one seeded nutlets.

Common genera in cultivation include Agastache, Ajuga, Ballota, Coleus, Lamium, Lavandula, Leonotis, Lepechinia, Marrubium, Melissa, Mentha, Monarda, Monardella, Nepeta, Ocimum, Originum, Perovskia, Phlomis, Physostegia, Plectranthus, Prostanthera, Prunella, Rosmarinus, Salvia, Satureja, Sideritis, Stachys, Teucrium, Thymus, Trichostema and Westringia.

The following are some of the mints that we currently grow at San Marcos Growers. Look for this page to be expanding for a long time to come.

Lavender Lavandula species and cultivars at San Marcos Growers. We love our very different collection of Lavenders and there's one for nearly every situation in your garden.
Phlomis Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa) is well known but take a look at these other very fine Phlomis species. This group of dry growing mediterranean shrubs is often overlooked.
Rosemary There are many cultivars of Rosmarinus officinalis; some are groundcovers and others large shrubs. Another surprise is the range of flower colors available from white to pink to many shades of blue.
Sage The Salvia at San Marcos Growers. With over 900 species and numerous cultivars and hybrids, it's no surprise that the sages are one of the hottest groups of plants in horticulture. Take a look at some of our Sages.
Westringia These Australian Mint Bushes are great plants in the California Garden.