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(Mentha) Mint is a large family of mints best known for spearmint (M. Spicta) and peppermint (M. Piperita). Mint leaves most often lend aromatic, strong flavors to many meals and drinks. Mints usually grow as perennials and can be invasive over time. Try growing in pots or areas where they can spread.
The cool, refreshing scent of Spearmint is one that cannot be resisted! This perennial can spread up to 3 feet. Spearmint has many culinary and medicinal uses and is great for making teas, sauces, jellies, sweets, and garnishes as well as curing a stomach ache.
The Peppermint has excellent leaves with a refreshing aromatic smell. Peppermint leaves are used as flavoring in baking, such as peppermint candies and teas. These plants are the perfect addition to any garden and can reach 3 feet tall.