Mint Spanish, also known as Mentha spicata or Spearmint, is a perennial herb native to Europe and southern Asia. This aromatic mint has dark green wrinkled leaves and white flowers in summer. Its upright habit reaches 32" tall and 24" wide. Mint Spanish is hardy in zones 5-9, offering attractive foliage that is effortless to grow in the herb garden or containers for culinary use. Mint Spanish flourishes in full sun with plenty of water. This Spearmint variety offers a strong scent and flavor that is refreshing in tea and lemonade.
This Variety Also Available Certified Organic
Mint Spanish Selling Tips
Sell Mint Spanish to customers who want traditional spearmint for their herb gardens. Moroccan offers many culinary and landscape benefits with little more than regular water. It grows well in full sun with an upright habit of nearly 3'. Hardy to zone 5, Mint Spanish's white flowers bloom from June to August. Dark green wrinkled foliage is highly aromatic and refreshing in tea and lemonade. This perennial herb flourishes in patio containers for easy culinary access.
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 Spanish, 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6 Weeks|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 5-9|