Mentha piperita 'Chocolate'

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Mint, Chocolate (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.

Height

24 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

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.

Good Companions

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Culinary
Ground Cover
Containers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist
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