Apple Mint: Mentha Suavolens
The Mentha genus, a member of the Labiatae family, numbers 25 species of aromatic, perennial that are native to Europe, Africa and Asia. Apple mint grows around the Mediterranean and is very popular because of its aroma and taste, although some people do not like using it because of its hairy leaves.
This fast-growing herbaceous perennial that grows up to 100 cm (39 in) high has arching stems with rounded, grey-green leaves, splashed with white in the “Variegata” variety. The tubular, white or pinkthat appear in spring attract many bees.
Mint looks very good combined with other plants in hanging baskets and window boxes. It prefers sandy, humus-richand need plenty of water and careful feeding. It will grow in sun or partial shade. It can be propagated from cuttings or seed in spring or autumn.