Chocolate Mint

Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'

Attractive herbaceous perennial valued for use as a culinary herb or a groundcover. Sweet, chocolate-mint scented foliage shines in a sunny border, herb garden or container. Showy flowers in summer. Deer resistant.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationMEN-thuh pip-er-EE-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLavender flowers in summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEdible, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Feed lightly in spring. Harvest mint leaves before bloom for best flavor. Shear occasionally to promote dense growth. Spreads quickly by underground stems.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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