Mentha spicata



Mint the Best Spearmint plant in pot.

This very healthy Mint the Best with its bright green aromatic leaves brings a Mediterranean feel to this garden.

A container with a large surface area helps mint to grow abundantly. Mints grown in five to six hours of sun develop better color and flavor. In hot summer areas, late afternoon shade helps to cut down on the watering chores. They are hardy to zone 5 and will die back to the ground in winter. Cut Curly Mint to the ground in late fall and it will be fresh and crisp in spring. It may need to be divided in the spring. When the mint stops producing heavily, it is time to thin out the roots.   Spearmints are best used fresh for cooking and making cocktails!


Close up of Spearmint Mint the Best

Spearmints, like Mint The Best, have less menthol than peppermint varieties which make them the best choice for using fresh in  mint sauces and drinks.

Mint the Best makes a great addition to our Kitchen Herb Garden Six Pack.


Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet 

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 4-11

Flower Color: Lilac 

Characteristics: Full/Part
Sun, Herbaceous

Uses: Butterfly Plant,
Culinary, Fragrant

Organic Mint the Best Plant

$4.95 per 3 inch pot



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