Mentha sp ‘Basil’.
This hardy perennial tastes like sweet basil and adds a citrus / spice flavour to meals with a hint of mint.
The leaves will add an exotic flavour to fish, salads, soups and vegetables. When using in hot dishes, add the mint late as the mint fragrance fades quickly under heat.
The plant enjoys a full sun to part shade position but can tolerate lower light levels. It enjoys moist, well draining soils and can be grown easily in pots.
This plant should grow to about 45cm high by 100cm wide and requires adequate watering in summer. Cut back once a year (generally in autumn) to keep it under control and promote new growth.