Mint – Spearmint

Mint – Spearmint

This perennial is not only fragrant but hardy as well. Spearmint spreads out quickly much like Peppermint. The lance-shaped leaves have a unique wrinkled texture, and you can expect pink or white flowers to bloom all summer long. Like other mints, Spearmint grows easily and may need to be confined in containers to prevent overcrowding. Spearmint can be used to flavor teas, cold drinks, sauces, jellies, vinegars, cookies, candies, deserts, fruit salads, and a variety of meat dishes and vegetable dishes.

Spacing: Plant 16” to 18” apart.

Height: Grows 16” to 18” tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full to part sun.

Outstanding Features: Spearmint can ease an upset stomach.

Tips: Leaves and leafy stem tips can be picked at any time for fresh use. For better results in drying Spearmint, cut the leaves just as flowering begins. Growth can be enhanced by frequent cutting.

Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers

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