I am comparing Genovese or sweet basil to Peppermint, the most strongest of the mint flavors. Basil is peppery with anise notes and a mint like quality towards the back, pungent and with a kick if eaten in large amounts. Mint is highly menthol and will act as a palate cleanser in many dishes.
Houseleeks are a gardeners dream plant as they are drought and frost tolerant and produce wonderful and unusual flowers for a long period in Summertime. Grown in clusters they have spirals of succulent leaves that show with a rosy glow on their tips.