Plant Chocolate Mint as a fast growing ground cover for hard to cover areas. A rapid spreading plant, the Chocolate Mint plants will grow on hillsides or in poor soil. As with most mints, to keep controlled, plant in containers. Chocolate Mint tastes like chocolate peppermint candy and is delicious copped in fruit recipes, especially with fresh strawberries, or dried for tea. One of the more versatile herb plants.
- Rapid grower
- Grows in poor soil
- Use in culinary dishes
- Container plant
- Tastes like chocolate peppermint candy
The Chocolate Mint plant is fragrant and attractive with its purple, dark green leaves. Plant Mentha piperita 12 to 18 inches apart. To keep in best shape, cut plants to ground in winter or early fall.