Leaves are rounded, dark green with hints of red in them. Leaves have an aroma and taste of a combination of peppermint and basil. Leaves are used in teas, drinks and other cooking recipes. Leaves have medicinal properties. It grows 12-24" tall by 12-24" wide in full sun to part shade in well drained soil. Mints need to be confined to keep them under control. Perennial zone 4-9.