The perennial apple mint has the largest leaves of all mint varieties. It grows vigorously, reaches a height of about 1 meter and its leaves are softly hairy. Light purple to whitish flowers form in summer. Apple mint is so interesting because its leaves have the lowest menthol content and are therefore much milder and very easy on the stomach. The plant is hardy and does not need any winter protection. However, the apple smell is very weak.
Sow the seeds in herbal soil or cultivation substrate and keep evenly moist until germination. Often the seeds germinate after 4-10 days. Outdoor sowing is only suitable from mid-May.