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Mentha spicata

Common Name(s):
Spearmint
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs
Comment:

Herb. Spreads rampantly, consider growing in a pot. 

 

Light:
Sun, partial shade
Height:
18 in.
Space:
18 in.
Hardiness:
Perennial
Propagation:
Cuttings or division recommended; invasive rhizomes
Edibility:
Fresh or dried leaves and flowers in teas, beverages, sauces, jellies, vinegars; Fresh leaves in fruit salad, peas, syrups, candies, ice creams, lamb dishes, mint sauce

NCCES plant id: 408

Mentha spica flower Mentha spica
Jacinta Lluch Valero, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Mentha spica flower Mentha spica
LLoyd-Fyrefiend, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Mentha spica plant Mentha spica
Forest-and-Kim-Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Mentha spica leaves Mentha spica
Forest-and-Kim-Starr, CC BY - 2.0