Mint - Chocolate

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Common Name:
Mentha x piperita
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Shade
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Garden Height:
12-24 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-48 Inches
  • Wonderful chocolate-mint aroma
  • Great in teas!

All the benefits of traditional mint... with a hint of chocolate! Mint has square stems and green, fragrant foliage. It is great with vegetables, in sauces, or in herbal teas. Freeze the leaves in ice cubes for a refreshing treat. Chocolate mint also aids digestion. Best planted in containers on its own, as it tends to spread and crowd out other plants and can spread in your yard or garden as well. To prevent crowding in a mixed herb pot, harvest often!

Height: 12-24 inches
Spread: 12-48 inches

Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Beverage

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in rich, moist soils. Keep in mind that mint spreads rapidly via underground rhizomes. In a container with other herbs, you will need to cut it back often so the other plants can compete, and plan ahead before planting it in the ground as spreading will likely need to be controlled. One of the best ways to grow mint is in a container of its own.

Photos courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

Review (1)

  • Hi

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 2nd 2020

    We had never planted mint before, and were delighted with this plant. We got a lot of mint from it, and it is still growing even though we have had two big frosts. The flavor is not too strong but yet delightfully minty. It is something I will plant again.