Moroccan Mint

Mentha spicata

Moroccan mint is a variety of spearmint that has specifically been used across north Africa in the making of Moroccan tea – a mixture of mint leaves, green tea, and generous amounts of sugar. This beverage is popular in Arabic nations and often takes on a ceremonial purpose, especially when the tea is made for guests. The aroma and taste of the plant is sweet and minty, and it produces lavender to lilac flowers in mid- to late-Summer that are edible. It’s a great mint variety to use culinarily for other purposes, in Greek salads, sauces, vegetable dishes, and couscous.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy, but dies back in the Winter


Habit: Spreading herbaceous perennial that dies back in the Winter

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Rich well-draining soil

Origin: Europe and Southern temperate Asia

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

Moroccan Mint