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Mentha spicata (Spearmint). This is a fast-growing mint with dark crinkly leaves. It will thrive in a sunny or partial-shaded position.
They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture.
Interest and use
Grown for their aromatic foliage, which is both decorative and used as a culinary herb.
- LightPart shade
- HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
- SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
- Soil pH5.5 to 7.0