Chocolate Mint

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Chocolate Mint (Mentha piperita 'Chocolate') is a wonderfully aromatic Herb that you need for your garden! Are regular Mints too strong? Chocolate Mint has a wonderful chocolate flavor mixed with Mint for a peppermint patty flavor to your recipes, drinks, and garden enjoyments!

The semi-gloss leaves with lovely tiny toothy margins and dark burgundy red stems. The purple blooms that pollinators adore! These vigorous-growing Herbs add loads of flavor and scent to your indoor and outdoor container gardens. Sometimes Mint is a bit too well, so planting in a confined space and containers to keep them from jumping borders.

Chocolate Mint makes the best sun tea you've ever had, muddle the leaves for Mojitos, bake Mint into your favorite dishes, make tasty sauces, or sprinkle the flowers and leaves into your salads. Perennials throughout USDA zones 3 through 9, Mints are fast-growing enough for use as annuals, so even if you don't bring them in for the winter, you'll still have lots of flavorful fresh or dried Mint for all your needs.

Planting and Application:

Plant Mints in containers and planters on your porch or patio as a filler and spiller, happily mingling with the other perennials, Herbs, or annual plants in the sun. Plant in pots around your barbecue or outdoor bar for drink garnish or Mojitos right there in the backyard! Versatile for use as edible landscaping and indoor and outdoor décor, Mints are fast growing and provide you with loads of fresh branches for all your recipe and drink needs!

Chocolate Mint sprawls and grows fast and low as groundcover and spills over garden edges. Herb gardens, Kitchen gardens, Vegetable gardens, or a Sensory Garden! You'll love having them growing around your outdoor entertaining and seating areas to easily have fresh Mint within arms reach!

  • Bright Green Textured Foliage
  • Dark Burgundy Stems
  • Vigorous Growth
  • Very Easy to Grow!
  • Containers Indoors & Out, Edging, Borders, Herb & Kitchen Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Herbs are easy-care annual or perennial accents! They just require full sun outdoors, or bright indirect light when indoors. Plant Mint in a location that has well-drained soil and water regularly until established, just don't overwater them. Provide an enriched site with good drainage (especially container plants!) and mulch to keep the roots cool.

Just ensure you monitor their growth so they don't get into trouble. Plant a large pot or a collar (sticking 2-inches out of the ground) and plunk your Mint into the middle and fill in with a layer of mulch over the surface. Stake up longer branches or keep your Mojito pinched back into a tight mound to prevent the branches from falling over and rooting anywhere they touch the ground. That's where the mulch comes into play - making it very easy to pull any strays out.

  • Full Sun or Bright Indoor Light
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate But Regular Moisture
  • Pinch Back to Encourage Branching
  • Great Perennial in Mild Winter Climates

Flavorful and aromatic, fast-growing Chocolate Mint Herb Plants will enliven your recipes, drinks, home and garden with their easy-going nature. Order yours today at today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Growing Zones All Zones as an Annual
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Mentha piperita 'Chocolate'
Type Annual
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Mixed
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes