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The mint family, Lamiaceae, is a familiar one for gardeners. We plant lots of low-growing herbaceous plants from this group – such as salvias, basil, and bee balm – in our kitchen gardens and ornamental borders. But you may be surprised to learn that the family also contains a number of shrubs, such as rose glory bower (pictured above), and even small trees, including harlequin glory bower.

In the latest Arboretum Bulletin, garden writer and designer Phil Wood profiles some of the enchanting, summer-blooming, woody mints growing in the Arboretum collection and tells you where to find them.