One of the most popular culinary mints, Spearmint has been in use for its fragrance and taste for hundreds of years. With its signature minty flavor, bright green, pointed leaves, Spearmint is a delight to use both fresh and dried. Lavender flowers appear in summer, and the plant benefits from a cutback after bloom to encourage new leafy growth.
Culinary mint can be an aggressive spreader in the garden. To prevent unwanted rhizomatous spread, plant in containers, or plant within contained soil areas in the garden. Prefers rich moist soil with good drainage.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
- Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
- Height: 12-24″