Huacatay mint (Peruvian black mint)

Huacatay mint flowering

This is a fantastic annual herb native to the Andes with bright, fresh, intensely aromatic fragrance. We use the leaves for mint tea and tossing into salads. They have a long growing season and if you are lucky will flower late in the year usually Oct-Dec. Plants can grow 2-2.5m tall. Ours even produced a little bit of seed for us last year.