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Mint, Chocolate

Chocolate Mint/Mentha piperita (Perennial)

  • Category: Perennial, Herbs
  • Hardiness Zone:4-11
  • Height:24 Inches
  • Spread:18 Inches

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.

Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Soil Moisture
Moist
Rich
Attributes
Container
Container
Culinary
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Mint, Chocolate

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.