The mint geranium is used as an evergreen perennial hedge or border plant growing to 60cm in height. It has wider lobed leaves than its cousin the mosquito geranium. Mint geranium has essential oils in its leaves that include menthol, which can be used as flavoring in cakes, in soothing teas, or dried in potpourris. This variety is less tolerant of full sun given its larger leaf size, so does best in beds or pots where it is shaded from midday sun. In spring and summer, small white flowers bloom, which attract pollinators.