Plant has 1-2" long dark green leaves with a strong cooling menthol aroma and flavor. Leaves are used in drinks, teas, ice cream, jellies and cooking. Oils from leaves are used in gum, toothpaste, candies and desserts. It grows 12-18" tall in full sun to part shade in well drained soil. Mints need to be confined or will outgrow beds. Perennial. Zone 3-9.