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Mint, Spearmint aka Garden Mint (Mentha spicata)



Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Height: 2 feet
Aspect: Sun or partial shade
Soil Type: Moist
Uses: Culinary and attracts insects
Care: Cut back after flowering. Ideally, lift, clean and divide root runners every autumn
Usually available: All year but usually March to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below

Mint, Spearmint aka Garden Mint (Mentha spicata)

Mint, Spearmint aka Garden Mint – Mentha spicata

Mint, Spearmint aka Garden Mint – Mentha spicata is also known as Garden Mint or Green Mint. Fragrant minty foliage and attractive lilac flowers in summer that are popular with pollinators.

This is the classic culinary mint for mint sauce and new potatoes. Also great in teas and has medicinal properties too.

Try using it as a garnish for fruit cups and sweet dishes. Maybe add some to jazz up a cocktail!

As with all mints it is a vigorous grower. It will grow quite happily in a container where it cant be too boisterous next to other plants.





Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle



Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes but large container

Culinary Herbs

Desserts, Drinks, Garnish, Pork, Red Meat & Game, Vegetables



Herb Group




Width / Spread


Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant


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