Mint – Mentha spp. (M. X piperita, M. spicata) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint Botanical Name: Mentha spp. (M. X piperita, M. spicata), MEN-tha Decorative Life: Approximately 4-10 days depending on species. For example, in one series of tests, spearmint lasts about twice as long as peppermint. Availability: Summer Storage Specifics: As close to 32F as possible without causing freeze damage. Store in the dark, not in light. Tidbits: Named after Xaverio Manetti (1723-1785), botanist and director of the Botanic Gardens in Florence, Italy. When used in garden settings where spreading is not wanted, it is suggested that they be planted in containers and the entire containers be buried.