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West Coast Seeds (Spearmint)

West Coast Seeds (Spearmint)

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Mentha spicata. Compared to peppermint, spearmint has a less aggressive flavour that has fruity undertones. This mint is easy to grow, and it's fast, too. In boggy settings it can spread by underground rhizome, but this is easy to control by growing it in containers.

West Coast Seeds Spearmint:

  • Easy to grow
  • Edible flowers
  • Suited to containers
  • Open pollinated seeds

The leaves dry well and even fresh they make a nice tea — an even nicer mojito. Sow the seeds indoors a month or two before the last frost date, and transplant out when night time temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). Ninety days later, expect white to lilac flowers that are both edible and highly attractive to bees. This mint is perennial and hardy to Zone 4.

Latin Name Mentha sp.
Days to Sprout 10-16 days
Difficulty Easy
Exposure Full-sun to partial shade
Usual Seed Life 1 Year
Seed Type Open pollinated


TIPS: Clip leaves or branches as needed throughout the year. Mint is so hardy and tough that it will grow right back. Dry the leaves and flowers for peppermint tea, or use them fresh. The flowers are edible and bring distinctive character to salads and sweets.

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