The dark-green, toothed leaves of this mint species are used for making tea and cocktails and for flavoring candies and deSeed Savers Exchangerts, as well as for adding fragrance to lotions and tinctures.
- Perennial in zones 4-10
- Plants grow to 1-3 feet tall
- Dark green leaves with toothed edges
- Fresh, minty flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
- Dried leaves
Spearmint leaves are used in tea, mojitos, and used as a garnish for water or sweet tea.
Spearmint also pairs nicely with dark chocolate and ice cream.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Can also be directly sown outdoors just before last spring frost. Spearmint will spread vigorously; to control its runners plant in a container sunk into ground. Prefers average well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions.
- Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-10 Days
- Rows Apart: 12-18"
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade