Freeze Dried Mint

While there are many types of mint that can be grown in the garden, each with its own particular flavor, peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and spearmint (Mentha spicata) are the most common. They grow from 1-3 feet tall and aggressively spread by underground rhizomes. They produce violet flowers.


Mints are extremely hardy perennials. They prefer a full sun location but will tolerate light shade.  Mint is propagated by either stem or root cuttings.  Because mints have a prolific growth habit, they will become invasive in the garden.  Place them in the garden where they can’t interfere with other plans or try and check their spreading root system.