English Garden Mint (Mentha Spicata)
Mint is native to the Mediterranean, but spread into Britain and eventually to America. One of the most favoured mint plants, Mentha spicata, is a highly aromatic plant is valued for its culinary use. Spearmint resembles peppermint, though spearmint plants have bright green leaves that are pointed, and lavender flower spikes that grow up to 10cm long. When planted in ideal conditions, spearmint will reach a mature height and width of 1 metre. Growing spearmint plants in the garden is a rewarding and useful experience.
Mature Height: 100cm
Mature Spread: 150cm
Soil type: Humus-rich, moisture retentive
Light: Full-sun or Partial-shade
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Flowering Period: July-August