Favored for minty foliage used to make tea, and for long-blooming clusters of two-lipped flowers. Plants need well-drained soil and, in coldest zones, winter protection. Can self-sow, but is not aggressive like related mint.
Native from the Mediterranean region to Iran. Creeping rhizomes produce a 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 dusky red and mature through apricot tones to golden yellow.
From the mountains of central and southern Europe. This slow-growing, extremely variable species can r...
Usually colonizing open forest or disturbed areas, bracken has big, triangular fronds that rise on 2&n...