Height: 45cm x 45cm

Flowering Period: June - August

Aspect: Full sun or part shade

Soil Type: Well drained but reasonable soil.

Common Name: Chocolate Mint

Hardiness: Hardy

Annual, Biennial or Perennial: Perennial


Culinary Uses

Good for puddings like Ice Cream.

Nice with chocolate or added to strawberries.

Can be dried.

Excellent for making tea.


Medicinal Uses

Good for digestion or to help stomach upsets (as a tea).


Low-growing, spreading perennial mint with green leaves heavily flushed with brown. They produce a lovely 'After Eight Mint' scent when crushed. Produces clusters of mall lilac flowers which are very attractive to pollinators. As with most mints it is best restricted in a bottomless pot in the garden.




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Mentha x piperita f.citrata 'Chocolate'

  • Available for pre order.  You can order now for delivery in early Spring 2020.