Mint Moroccan, also known as Mentha spicata or Spearmint, is a perennial herb native to Europe and southern Asia. This highly aromatic mint has light green leaves and white flowers in summer. Its compact habit reaches 24" tall and wide. Mint Morocan is hardy in zones 5-9, offering attractive foliage that is particularly easy to grow in the herb garden or containers for culinary use. It flourishes in full sun with plenty of water. This Spearmint variety offers a strong scent and flavor that is refreshing in tea, salad, and other culinary applications.
This Variety Also Available Certified Organic
Mint Morocan Selling Tips
Sell Mint Morocan to customers who want traditional spearmint for their herb gardens. Moroccan is effortless to grow and offers many culinary and landscape benefits with little more than regular water. It grows well in full sun or partial shade with a compact habit that forms a 2-foot by 2-foot mound. Hardy to zone 5, Mint Morocan's white flowers bloom from June to August. The highly aromatic herb flourishes in patio containers for easy culinary access. Refresh the senses with spearmint flavor and aroma in drinks and cuisine.
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 Morocan, 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.
White 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 Morocan can grow to a 24" 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 Morocan 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 Morocan 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 Morocan Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6 Weeks|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 5-9|