One of the most aromatic mint species. Dark green, oval, toothed foliage and short, arrow-shaped lilac purple flower spires. Used for cooking and in the food industry (chewing gum). Spearmint is best fresh, harvested as soon as you see it bloom.
Scientific Name: Mentha spicata
Common Name: Spearmint, Mint, Perennial Herb
Spacing: 12 – 18″ (30 – 46cm)
Height: 36″ (91cm)
Width: 24 – 36″ (61 – 91cm)
Exposure: Shade, Sun