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Mentha spicata/Spearmint

Mentha spicata / Mentha spicata
Clump growing in ground bed
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Clump growing in ground bed

Will grow in sun or part shade and produces more oil in sunny areas

Has square stems and can attain a height of up to 2 feet

Sprigs or stems used for flavoring beverages

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Scientific Name: Mentha spicata
Common Name: Spearmint
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink, Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: This herb is widely used to garnish the beverage, 'Mint Julip'. It may be divided and transplanted at any time, but cold weather would be a poor time to do so. It is grown over the whole USA and will grow in sun to part shade. It is not fussy about soil, but does best in a fairly fertile, moist, well drained one.