Spearmint

A strong and fresh tasting mint, ideal for cooking with your potatoes, eating raw in salads and good in mint tea. More
5 plugs 511011-5 £5.95

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
More Details

A strong and fresh tasting mint, ideal for cooking with your potatoes, eating raw in salads and good in mint tea. It is the ideal, multi-purpose variety.

Genus Mentha spicata
Variety Spearmint
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Spearmint
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring in well-drained postion. Best in container to prevent spreading.
Care Tips Cut back by one-third to encourage good, bushy growth and cut right to the ground if it runs up to flower. Water well and it will quickly grow again for another harvest.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life I love using mint with roses and sweet peas for super-fragrant arrangements. Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 15 seconds.
Storing Although fresh is best and sprigs keep for a few days in water, mint leaves can be frozen or air-dried in bunches.
Harvesting Pick when young, when the leaves have more flavour.
Cooking Notes Add to a boiling pan of potatoes, stem and all. The stems are packed with flavour and can be removed before serving.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Brussels sprouts salad with an orange and mustard dressing recipe

 This raw Brussels sprouts salad is full of flavour and a delicious winter treat that is light and satisfying.

Home-made tea – tisane recipes

Learn how to make tisanes (homemade herbal teas) from your garden herbs.

Split pea and mint croquettes recipe

Healthy, sustaining and absolutely delicious. You could use sorrel instead of mint for the sauce.

Homemade tea – taste trials

See the results of the Perch Hill homemade tea taste trials.

Halloumi, mint, coriander and dill pittas recipe

 The perfect quick lunch or picnic food, these tasty halloumi pittas taste fresh and have a great combination of textures.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4 working days for despatch.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Write a Review

Spearmint reviews

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to write one!

Write a Review
Review guidelines

Please let us know how you got on with growing our seeds, bulbs and plants, or using a piece of kit, or taking part on one of our courses or events.

We love hearing your garden success stories and sharing growing combos, advice and ideas with fellow enthusiasts. If you'd like to share a picture, we love receiving these on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note we may choose to use your review in other places within the sarahraven.com website.

If you've had a problem with one of our products, and for the quickest response, please get in touch with our Customer Service team who can deal with returns and refunds, as well as answer any questions you may have.