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This is a short-lived perennial which has square stems and pointed leaves, which sport a hairy white underside. The leaves have a minty aroma, hence the name, and small blue/ purple flowers are produced in spikes which grow to 6 inches long. It flowers from July to September to a spread of 1 m x 0.6 m. It is self fertile and attractive to wildlife. It is self fertile and attractive to wildlife especially bees.
It is used for both culinary and medicinal purposes, and it is particularly used as a cure for hangovers.
Used in extensively in Chinese medicine, and makes a pleasant tea.
Our potted Korean Mint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.