Family: Lamiaceae Genus:Mentha Species: x piperita f. citrata Cultivar: 'Chocolate' Common name: Chocolate Mint Type: Perennial Hardiness: Hardy Light: Full sun/part shade Soil: Well drained, moist Height and spread: 60cm x 45cm Flower: July - September, purple
Dark brown stems and leaves which smell of After Dinner Mints. What could be better to add a piquancy to a chocolate mousse? Bees and butterflies also rather like it.
Cultivation: Mints are best grown inside a pot dug into the ground, or they can become invasive. Cut back to the ground in early spring.