Mentha x piperita f. citrata ‘Chocolate’

Chocolate Mint
Image Source: Moose Crossing Garden Center
Type:
Herbaceous Perennial
Zone:
3
Native Region:
x piperita hybrids are crosses between Mentha aquatica (watermint) and Mentha spicata (spearmint)
Light:
Full sun to partial shade
Height:
18" - 24"
Spread:
24" - 36"
Form:
Upright spreading
Foliage:
Flower:
Small lavender spikes
Bloom Time:
July to August
Care:
Does not like dry soil. Soil barriers may be used to restrain rhizomatous spread if spread is unwanted.
Special Features:
Edible culinary herb. Chocolate fragrance.

2015: Bought one plant from Steins & planted in a container in the backyard patio with some other herbs. It looked great all season. I was afraid to plant it in a bed for fear of spreading…so after frost I brought it into the garage & hope it comes back next year.