Mint Ingauno, also known as Mentha spicata or Spearmint, is a perennial herb native to Europe and southern Asia. This Italian-style mint has light green leaves and purple flowers in summer. Its trailing habit reaches 16" tall and 18" wide. Mint Ingauno is hardy in zones 5-9, offering attractive foliage that is effortless to grow as a groundcover or in containers for culinary use. It flourishes in full sun with plenty of water. This Spearmint variety is particularly aromatic and very refreshing in salads and drinks.
This Variety Also Available Certified Organic
Mint Ingauno Selling Tips
Sell Mint Ingauno to customers who want traditional spearmint for their herb gardens or a low-maintenance groundcover. Ingauno offers many culinary and landscape benefits with little more than regular water. It grows well in full sun and partial shade, spreading underground via rhizomes. Hardy to zone 5, Mint Ingauno's white flowers bloom from June to August. Plant the fragrant herb where groundcover struggles, water regularly, and watch it grow and spread. It also flourishes in patio containers for easy culinary access. Refresh the senses with spearmint flavor and aroma in drinks and salads.
Coach Your Customer
1. Plant mint in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
2. If you choose to plant mint in the garden or landscape, prevent it from spreading by planting it in a container first and then burying the container. Mint spreads aggressively underground via rhizomes.
3. Mint foliage offers the best fragrance and flavor prior to the plant blooming. Dry or freeze leaves to preserve them for later use.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Mint Ingauno, use well-drained soil with a constant feed program of 150-200 ppm N on well-rooted plants and a pH of 5.8-6.2. We recommend an additional iron supplement to deepen the foliage color. Pinch once 5-10 days after transplant. You may see whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs.
Purple flowers bloom from June-August.
Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch, 6-inch, and gallon pots as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. Mint Ingauno can grow to a 18" spread. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs.
You may see whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs.
Mint Ingauno isn't prone to disease. Don't oversaturate the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use a garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Mint Ingauno Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch, 6-inch, or gallon container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Herb Mint Ingauno Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6 Weeks|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 5-9|