The person who gave me this plant, thinks its a variety of Melissa (lemonbalm), can't find anything similar on the internet,

it has a very pleasant and strong candy smell, something like a mix of Barberry and Mint ( tea will retain the smell )

here's pictures of it in my garden:

blue melissa zoomed in picture

more zoomed picture

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    It look like sage. Just to be sure, does it smell of sage? May 7, 2019 at 13:03
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi it smells like sweet candy something like a mix of Barberry and Mint, and we make tea from it, it's not sage
    – Omu
    May 7, 2019 at 16:34
  • Yeah the first few pictures looked like Sage but I think they're not Sage too. Sage tends to be bushy/shrubby. The zoomed pictures seem to be like individual herbs. Jun 6, 2019 at 19:11
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    Also, you may want to try "PictureThis" app to narrow down the possibilities. Jun 6, 2019 at 19:14
  • @perennial_noob thnx for the app suggestion, unfortunately the app identifies it as sage, purple mint, and lambs ears
    – Omu
    Jun 7, 2019 at 11:26

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It looks like Mentha longifolia (example here: https://www.norfolkherbs.co.uk/product/mint-buddleia-mentha-longifolia/)

Used to have it in my garden by the name “forest mint” or “uzbek mint”.

  • I did a google image search with "Mentha Longifolia" and it doesn't seem to be it, this has a whitish turquoise colour and the teeth on the edge of the leaf are almost unnoticeable
    – Omu
    May 7, 2019 at 16:40

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