Mentha spicata

The early Greeks and Romans used spearmint as a seasoning in meat and vegetable dishes, and as a refreshing bath herb, often combined with rose petals. During the Middle Ages dried and powdered spearmint was used to whiten teeth and freshen breath. As it turns out, this humble mint has been one of the most widely used herbs in history.

Water: Water regularly, do not overwater

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: An herbaceous perennial that spreads by underground rhizomes. Can be invasive. Best in a pot.

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Can grow almost anywhere

Origin: Europe and the Middle East