Perfect for tea and garnish, very medicinal, bees love it
Here is the true species spearmint, used to flavor everything from jellies to chewing gum, teas to toothpaste! This old favorite reaches to 2 feet tall, grows in sun or shade. The lilac-pink flowers make wonderful food for bees. It has many documented medicinal effects, including antiandrogenic properties. Easy from seed.Lamiaceae Mentha spicata
The Mints are very reliable producers of tasty leaves, but can be used for a lot more than simply flavoring. Some types are extremely vigorous and if given suitable growing conditions they will put on an amazing amount of growth in a season.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
Mint goes dormant in cold weather and can withstand most frost.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Mint prefers cool, moist conditions. You may want to grow it in containers to prevent it from becoming invasive in the garden.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 55°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
There's no advantage to starting your seeds in cold soil, so wait until it's warmed up a little, to at least 60˚F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)
Mint prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade as well.
Mint likes to be moist at all times.
These plants grow best in rich soil, but almost any soil will do.
- Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
A great container plant--it's even preferred by most gardeners!
When growing in confined spaces, Mint should be divided regularly, to prevent overcrowding. The best way to grow it is in a 5 gallon bucket with the bottom cut out, sunk into the ground to within 2 or 3" of the rim.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Light green
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Classic Spearmint flavor.