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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
spearmint common mint
garden mint green pea mint lamb mint mackerel mint Mary's herb sage of Bethlehem
Mentha spicata 'English Lamb Mint' Mentha viridis
Mentha are aromatic, rhizomatous perennials with opposite, toothed leaves and small tubular flowers in spikes of whorls in summer
M. spicata is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial forming an extensive colony of erect stems bearing spearmint-scented, lance-shaped leaves, and small light purple flowers in interrupted terminal spikes
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoisturePoorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist soil, in any situation. Can be invasive, so restrict root run
Propagate by seed or division in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Can get leafhoppers and caterpillars
May be subject to powdery mildews and mint rust
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