Mentha spicata


Delightfully easy to grow, Mint varieties are used to flavor everything from toothpaste to jelly to liquor. Plants range from low ground covers which scent the air when walked on, to 2-foot flowering spikes. Drought-tolerant, they grow nearly anywhere, and spread rampantly by tough underground stems. Invasive, so grow in pots to contain spreading. Keep flowers cut. All Mints enjoy moist conditions and partial shade. Buy in containers or divide old plants.
Mentha spicata, Spearmint
Use the most commonly grown mint fresh or dried. Prune its small flowers because they weaken the stem. Evergreen in mild climates.

Attributes - Mentha spicata

Plant Type: Herb

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Edible, Fragrant. Susceptible to Rust, Whiteflies.

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Mentha piperita, Mentha piperita citrata
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