Chocolate Mint/Mentha piperita (Perennial)
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-11
This herb is not only tasty, but its color and scent is also a delight. Aromatic leaves and purple blooms in spring are a treat for the senses. This delicious chololate-mint scented foliage sets it apart from other mints.
Lovely a garnish, a superb container selection or nice groundcover for beds and borders, near paths, decks or porches where fragrance can be appreciated.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips
Keep this herb under control. Will spread by runners if allowed. Performs best in moist, fertile soil. Harvest foliage and stems just prior to bloom season for best flavor. Leaves may be easily dried for late use.
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes & Uses
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)