Spearmint menthe spicata (perennial)
Height 50cm. Also known as common mint as it is the most widely grown and used.
Will grow in sun or shade in well drained soil. Mint grows on runners, not recommended for planting in ground unless contained within a pot buried in the ground. Cut to half the size when becomes leggy.
Gardeners prefer pots! Place in part shade.
Pick leaves fresh as required.
Deters aphids in the garden.