Chocolate Mint (botanical name Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate) is an enthusiastically growing herb which will gladly take up as much space as it can be given. Great for food and drinks, it has a strong, minty scent with just a hint of chocolate. Is the chocolate just coming through because of the name? Perhaps, but its flavour is mainly just that of a strong mint with a tinge of citrus undertones. Great for teas, infusing, hot drinks, and desserts.
- While these delightful herbs would appreciate some outdoor sun, you should only keep them outside when all risk of frost is gone! Frost and cold will kill these plants.
- Sun sun sun! Most herbs love bright, direct sun, and this one is no exception! The more light this little herb receives, the better it will grow.
- Most herbs can't stand being completely dry, so try to keep their potting media evenly moist. If the plant isn't getting enough water, it will be sure to show you by drooping and wilting.
- This herb comes in a biodegradable Peat Pot - this means that you can plant it, pot and all, in your garden, or in a larger pot. For smaller repotting, you can simply cut, or peel off the peat pot if you need to.