- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height & Spread 3 - Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 7
- Fast-growing, low-maintenance plant with fragrant foliage
The glossy, spear-shaped leaves of the Mint Spearmint have scalloped edges and can be picked at any time during the growing season. Leaves can be used fresh or dried. Mint Spearmint is a common ingredient in teas, cocktails, and jellies. Routinely pick leaves to promote more branching and new growth. Harvest leaves at any time, but the leaves will have a more intense flavor during the spring and early summer. The foliage will still have a strong mint flavor, but it may be diminished after the purple-blue blooms during the late summer.
Spearmint Mint Plant Care
Plant Mint Spearmint in the spring in a spot with full sun to partial shade. Soil should be neutral, rich, and well-draining. The upright growth habit get up to 3 feet tall and the plants can spread quite aggressively if planted in the ground.
Growing Mint Spearmint
Mint Spearmint needs full sun to partial shade. Mature plants will reach 36 inches tall and spread 24 to 36 inches. Mint Spearmint is a fast-growing plant that can quickly overtake an area. We suggest growing this plant in a container or in a place where it will not overwhelm other plants when it takes over. In the garden, space plants 3 feet apart.
Growing Spearmint Mint Plant in Containers
Select a container that is at least 8 inches in diameter for Mint Spearmint. Container-grown plants require water more frequently but otherwise have similar care needs as plants in the ground.
Watering Spearmint Mint Plant
Allow soil to mostly dry out before watering. Thoroughly saturate the soil when watering, but avoid waterlogging the plant.
Feeding Spearmint Mint Plant
Mint Spearmint is a vigorous grower that will do very well without fertilizing. Top dress the soil with organic compost in the fall or spring to give the plants a boost of nutrition; otherwise, no additional feeding is necessary.
Spearmint Mint Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Habit: Spreading, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Late Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Common Name: Mint Spearmint|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.