Mentha spicata

Dark green leaves have an invigorating spearmint taste and fragrance. An enthusiastic grower that can be sheared after bloom to stimulate new growth. Use leaves in iced-tea, salads or potpourris. Pinkish-white flowers bloom in summer.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationMEN-thuh spi-KAH-tuh
Average Size at Maturity1-2' tall x 1-2' wide, spreads indefinitely
Bloom TimePinkish white flowers spring to summer; grown primarily for foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist soil. Feed lightly in spring. Harvest mint leaves before bloom for best flavor. Shear occasionally to promote dense new growth. Spreads quickly by underground stems.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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