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Mentha spicata 'Spearmint'

  • Spearmint is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • Spearmint performs best in fertile, moist oil, full sun.
  • Most mints are very invasive, so plant Spearmint in a bottomless container with several inches of the container above the soil to discourage runners.
  • Keep mints separate from each other to discourage cross-pollination hybridization.

Lilac-colored flowers are borne in dense spikes on the tops of leafy stems. Spearmint has a cooling taste, a delightful alternative for those who find peppermint too stimulating. Be sure to add some leaves to your fruit bowls and summertime lemonade. A key ingredient for tabbouleh.

Height: 24-36 Inches

Spread: 8-12 Inches

USDA Zone: 5-9


  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary
  • Fragrant
  • Medicinal

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Out of control