The leaves are smaller than spearmint. They are bright, dark green mottled with lighter green, and very curly edges.
The stems are stiff, allowing the plant to grow up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall.
It has a spearmint flavour. Some prefer the flavour of actual spearmint, though they like the look of this as a garnish.
Not good for use in tea. Mostly recommended as a garnish.
Does not dry well.
Curly Mint is native to Europe; escaped cultivation in North America.