Hardy, aromatic native plant. Variable. Mint grown from seed does not come true and produces plants that vary widely in flavor from spearmint to menthol mint to peppermint. Sow in pots and transplant your favorite plants. Can be used for mint sauce, jelly, desserts, and, fresh or dried, for tea. Medicinal: A cooling herb for external inflammation. Internally it has spasmolytic, carminative, and expectorant properties. Pkt (0.05 g, 600 seeds) Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 5-10. Germination: 70°F, light required, 14 days. Transplant. Sun or part shade. 18 in. tall. Mentha sp.