Favored for minty foliage used to make tea, and for long-blooming clusters of two-lippedflowers. Plants need well-drained soil and, in coldestzones, winter protection. Canself-sow, but not aggressivelike related mint.
Native from the Mediterranean region toIran. Creeping rhizomes produce clump 2 ft. high and wide, with slender stems and 1 1/2-in. pink summer flowers. ‘Variegata’ has variegated leaves. Better with some shade.
Leaves emerge peachy orange and age through red tones to rosy purple; dark veins and a silvery sheen.
Thespecies can reach 10 ft. talland 4 ft. wide; it has light green,deeply lobed leaves to 4 in.long an...
Lavenderflowers precede foliage thatopens pink, matures to limeand gold, then shades to green.