Asian mint is a species of perennial herb that typically grows in full sun to partial shade. Asian mint prefers to grow in moist, adequate soil moisture retention year-round. It produces purple showy flowers that are fragrant. Unlike the other Laminace family plants, Mentha asiatica produces an unusual foliage color of leaves that are evergreen and opposites. Mentha asiatica is suitable for wintersowing and handles well with transplanting. They do not typically come true from seed, similar to other mentha mint species, because mint seeds are highly variable and some varieties are sterile. An easier way to propagate is from cuttings from root, division, or even runners (stolons) from fully grown plants.
- Quattrocchi, Umberto (1999). CRC World dictionary of plant names: Common names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Sonyonyms, and Etymology. III M-Q. CRC Press. p. 1659.
- "Asian Mint (Mentha longifolia var. asiatica) in the Mints Database". The national gardening association. Retrieved 4/21/2017. Check date values in:
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