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Mentha Spicata – Spearmint

Mentha Spicata – Spearmint, this popular plant is known by many names: Common mint, Garden mint , Green Pea Mint, Lamb Mint, Mackerel mint, Mary’s Herb, Sage of Bethlehem.  Mentha Spicata is a rhizomatous perennial that produces very fragrant foliage on erect bracts and light purple flowers. It blooms in the summer. Mentha Spicata can be grown in any soil poorly-drained or well-drained and likes the sun as well as the shade it could be invasive so you should restict the spread of the roots. You can propagate by divisions or seeds. You can cut it back after the flowers are gone and it will regrow. Caterpillars do like this plants!

Mentha Spicata - Spearmint

Mentha Spicata – Spearmint

Mentha Spicata - Spearmint

Mentha Spicata – Spearmint

Mentha Spicata - Spearmint

Mentha Spicata – Spearmint

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