Light spearmint scent, beautiful soft furry foliage, fragrant lavender flower spikes dry well and are good for arrangements. This is not a very tasty selection, so why grow this very invasive plant? All plant are good for something of course. This is a beautiful plant for erosion control in dry areas or on hillsides. Mints seem to attract a great deal of native insects like hover flies, which we love in the garden - Himalayan Silver Mint brings in so many that you can actually hear the insects flocking to the nectar filled flowers! This mint thrives in full sun, and keeping the plants dry will definitely reduce the growth.