The Delightful Charm of Mentha spicata (Spearmint)

Meet the Mentha spicata, a plant that's as refreshing as a cool summer breeze. Commonly known as Spearmint, this plant is a culinary delight and a garden favorite. Its verdant leaves and sweet-smelling flowers are a feast for the senses, attracting fluttering butterflies and pollinating insects alike.

Mentha spicata

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Significant Human Health Risks

This plant is toxic and may cause severe health issues.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Mentha spicata

Mentha spicata, or Spearmint, is a spreading plant that grows between 1-2 feet in height and width. Its verdant leaves are consumable and perfumed, adding a refreshing aroma to your garden. During harvest time and peak season, the plant blooms with fuchsia and pearl flowers that are not only sweet-smelling but also edible.

Did you know? Spearmint is often used in toothpaste, gum, and candy for its refreshing and sweet flavor!

Also known as

Bush Mint
Bush mint (spearmint)
Curled Mint
Garden mint
Horse mint
Menthol Mint
Spear Mint
Wild mint


Yes, the leaves and flowers of the Spearmint plant are edible. They are often used in culinary dishes for their refreshing flavor and aroma.

Our design recommendations

The Spearmint plant is a great addition to any garden design. Its spreading nature makes it a perfect choice for cluster planting. Plus, its verdant leaves and vibrant flowers add a pop of color and a refreshing aroma to your garden. Spearmint is best planted in urns where its spreading nature can be contained and its beauty can be showcased.