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Mentha piperita Chocolate Mint

 
Chocolate Mint and Flower

Chocolate Mint (Mentha piperita cv.) neither smells nor tastes like chocolate, but rather it is reminiscent of an Andes after-dinner chocolate Mint. Thus, the suggestion of Chocolate is there and is strong enough to make us love it.

Great dried and added to black tea or used by itself, Chocolate Mint also makes a nice addition to chocolate deserts or a surprise addition to breakfast breads, as in our special Chocolate Mint Banana Bread Recipe.

Beautiful Chocolate Mint leaves

Mints develop their best colors and flavors when grown in the sun like this Chocolate Mint. There are two growth phases for mints, at first, in early spring, the stems head up to make flowers. After flower production, the horizontal runners take off and cover a lot of distance in a short time. Bees and Butterflies love mint flowers. 

Chocolate Mint Flower Stem

 
As you can see the Chocolate Mint flower opens from the bottom up. The green pods on the left are bracts that have already dropped their flowers. The tip will continue to elongate and flower.

Chocolate Mint is one of the six plants included in our fun Kid's Herb Garden Six Pack and in our Gourmet Herb Garden Six Pack.

Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet 

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 4-11

Flower Color: Lilac 

Characteristics: Full/Part
Sun, Herbaceous

Uses: Butterfly Plant,
Culinary, Fragrant

Chocolate Mint

$4.95 per 3 inch pot

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