Spearmint is the best choice for mojito and other beverages.


  • 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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Spearmint is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not actual spearmint Bought it from Home Depot in Georgia. The plant smelled like mint but once I had cut some leaves off and washed them. They smelled spicy and when I tasted them they had zero mint flavor. After some more research I found out by the look of the leaf that what I had wasn't spearmint at all. Infact it looks alot like the cinnamon basil Bonnie sells. The plant was in one of the biodegradable pots and did have the charachteristic plastic wrap around the rim.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plz Help! Bought 2 spearmint plants at Lowes. Brought them home, and kept indoors next to a big window, and even supplemented them under some grow lights. 5 days later I found a pesky caterpillar chewing away! same thing happened weeks ago with another pair of spearmint plants that ultimately died. Ive tried all manner of deterrents, but alas, caterpillars! What can I do? I'm thinking that the plants I bought might have already had the caterpillars!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mint is great! why don't you add the tempurature requirements because there are a lot of people that are going to research this kind of thing.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome plant: the spearmint plant is very good would reccomend to ev.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time vegetable gardener, my wife saw the Bonnie spearmint plants when I was choosing the vegetables to plant in spring. The garden turned out great and now it's the end of summer and we've had spearmint flavored ice water ever since. Weekly I pull off the larger leafs and place in a tupperware container which keeps the leaves from drying out. We bruise and put it in our ice water with a lemon wedge under the ice, very flavorful! Unfortunately, my wife now gets irritated when the tubberware container is empty and forces me to go out to the garden and get more spearmint. It's like she cannot have a glass of water without the leaves in her glass! I've just now transplanted one of the spearmint plants in a pot near the pool where she can tend to it and get another batch of leaves as she needs them, I assume at least until the frost hits. I will continue to watch over the remaining plant in the garden and make sure I don't till it up come next spring. The spearmint plant, so far, has gotten us more bang for our buck, or at least equal to our Bonnie Habanero Pepper plants. Bonnie absolutely means quality, as far as I've experienced with their plants!
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-30
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