Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'
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Chocolate Mint is a wonderful, easy to grow addition to the garden! The chocolate mint plant adds subtle minty chocolate flavor to any recipe. There are a lot of ways to enjoy your this herb: you can add it to a variety of salads, cocktails, savory dishes, milkshakes, ice cream, coffee, or tea. And since it’s such a fragrant herb, why not add it to potpourri, or use the plant as a natural pesticide against mice, ants, mosquitoes, and more.
This cultivar has a dark look compared to the bright leaves of peppermint. It grows beautiful deep green leaves with purple undersides and dark stems, and is hardy in Zones 3-9. As its Latin name Mentha × piperita f. citrata ‘Chocolate’ suggests, this plant is a cultivar of peppermint, which was selected from a cross between watermint, M. aquatica, and M. spicata, or spearmint.
Height / Spread: 2 Feet
in Zones 3-9
Characteristics: Full / part sun, well draining clay loam soil
Uses: Dried or fresh herb
NOTE: Live plants are shipped ONLY on Tuesday of each week. If your order is received by Sunday, it will ship out on the following Tuesday. We close rooting season in the colder months of November through February. Our last orders for the season need to be received by October 15. If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com. Thanks!