Spear Mint – Buy herb plants


Purely grown for its culinary uses.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots.

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Spearmint description:

A normal mint shaped leaf with a strong spearmint aroma.
Also has unimpressive mauve flowers in the summer.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

This is suitable for the herb garden, border or patio.How easy is it to grow:
This is okay for the herb garden in most soils, including heavy or clay ones, but none of the mints are easy to keep them looking good – they must have moisture in the soil and they are very susceptible to rust (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).

Botanical name: Mentha viridis or Mentha spicata.



Garden Mint culinary uses:

Use in mint sauce, fruit salads, vegetables and cool drinks.

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a very large area, but its not very attractive.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil where not too dry, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

In the early autumn trim hard down to ground level and remove all leaf debris to stop the spread of mint rust.
At any point in the growing season trim back to half size if the bush is looking straggly.
If there are any stems and leaves with poor colouring, or brown spots, cut off at ground level and pick up any fallen leaves.

Leaves can get very speckled from Leafhoppers.

Size of plant:

Height 60 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 1 plant per square metre.
But if it is happy it will continue to spread!

Buy herb plants online, also alpines, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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