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Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’

Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’ is a rhizomatous perennial. This popular plant is known by many names: Common mint, Garden mint, Garden Spearmint, Spearmint, Green Pea Mint, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint, Mary’s Herb, Sage of Bethlehem. Other synonyms include Mentha spicata ‘English Lamb Mint’ or Mentha spicata ‘English Mint’. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Southern and Central Europe.

Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’ forms large colonies. It produces very aromatic foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped. The flowers are light purple. It blooms in the summer. The flowers grow on terminal spikes.

Mentha Spicata - Spearmint
Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’

How to grow Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’:

Grow Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in any soil, poorly-drained or well-drained. Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’ could be invasive so you should restrict the spread of the roots. Propagate it by divisions or seeds. You can cut it back after the flowers are gone and it will regrow. Caterpillars do like these plants! Also watch out for leafhoppers, rust, or powdery mildew.

Mentha Spicata - Spearmint
Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’
Mentha Spicata - Spearmint
Mentha spicata ‘Spearmint’

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