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Mentha spicata The usual garden mint to go with roast lamb, spikes of lilac flowers

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Latin Name: Mentha spicata

Common Name(s): Spear Mint

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Sun


Pink, Purple



Flowering Time:

June - August

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Spearmint plant (Mentha spicata), also known as garden mint, common mint, lamb mint, and mackerel mint, is an aromatic herb belonging to the Lamiaceae mint family. Native to Europe and Asia, spearmint is now widely cultivated and naturalised globally. It grows to a height of 30-100 cm, with dense slender spikes of green, oblong leaves that are serrated along the margins, and produces small white to pinkish flowers from late spring.

Thriving in moist, well-drained soil and preferring full sun to partial shade, spearmint is a vigorous grower known for its extensive root spreading. Mentioned as early as the 1st century AD by naturalist Pliny and in the Bible, spearmint has a rich history in culinary, medicinal, and mythological contexts. Its culinary uses range from flavouring food and herbal teas to key roles in dishes like tabbouleh and beverages like mint juleps.

Medicinally, it has been used to treat digestive issues, nausea, and respiratory problems. The essential oil of spearmint, rich in carvone, is used for its calming effects in aromatherapy and as a flavouring and scent. Spearmint as a particularly aromatic plant, also serves as a natural pest deterrent and benefits companion planting by repelling harmful insects and attracting beneficial ones. However, due to its aggressive spreading habit, it is often best contained in gardens to prevent invasiveness.

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Flowering Time

June, July, August

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