Spearmint
Also known as Yerba Buena.

Spearmint

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

  • Type: Perennial in zones 3 to 11
  • Planting time: Spring or fall
  • Features: Strong flavor and fragrance
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Prefers moist, fertile soil
  • Spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 inches tall
  • Garden use: Containers, window boxes
  • Culinary use: Salads, sauces, desserts, beverages

Spearmint has strong flavor and fragrance that is released with simple bruising. It’s the best mint variety for hot and cold drinks. Toss bruised leaves into ice water for a refreshing summer drink or add to iced tea. Spearmint is favored for flavoring beverages such as mojito. Also know as Yerba Buena. Spreading plant is great for containers. Tolerates light frost.

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4 reviews for Spearmint

  1. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    I’ve had spearmint before at other places I’ve lived, & I just bought some a few days ago. I bought it because I LOVE the smell of it, and it is also a nice looking plant as well. Experience has taught me to leave the plant alone (let it grow) for the first year, and it will be crazy huge one the 2nd year. I have never had any trouble growing mint, always had TONS of leaves for sashes, drinks, potpourri, and most anything else I want/needed. I had a neighbor who was always complaining about how she could never get anything to grow in her yard…so I planted some spearmint in the center of her back yard, directly into the soil, no pot, no metal barriers, nothing. 2 yrs later, she was upset because the mint was taking over the yard…LOL. Needless to say, #1) we do not speak to each other any more & #2) she finally moved giving me some peace & quiet.

    I love Bonnie Plants, never had a problem with them(other than an over abundance of veggies), the cost I pay at the market is always reasonable. When someone asks where I get my plants, I always tell them, it’s not WHERE I got them but rather WHO the grower is. I always tell everyone about Bonnie Plants. I don’t know what the ‘Bonnie’ name means to them, but to me it screams(never whispers) QUALITY! : )

  2. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    awesome plant: the spearmint plant is very good would reccomend to ev.

  3. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Refreshing!: I drink a lot of tea. I put fresh spearmint leaves into my tea pitcher with my regular tea & pour hot water over it & let it steep 5 minutes before finishing up. It gives regular tea such a refreshing taste!

  4. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    needs space: I planted this in an elevated raise bed garden even with a divider from top to bottom it still managed to invade surrounding areas of a 4 by 4 garden overuning all it obviously needed constant attention to weed it

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