Basil Mint Overview
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil' is a cultivar of Mentha x piperita f. citrata (Bergamot Mint) that has been bred for its Basil scent. Species in the genus Mentha (mint) are herbaceous, upright perennials, well known for their sweet and mild minty aroma from the essential oils found in the pointed oval-shaped leaves. It thrives in damp and wet conditions and is a must-have if you are fond of interesting mint varieties. It can become invasive like most mints if not controlled - plant in a pot or area you can keep under control!