Black Peppermint Plants
Gorgeous variety of Peppermint with very strong, deep and delicious flavour. Perfect for making a soothing herbal tea to sip after a hearty meal, or to soothe your sinuses during winter cold season. Many people ask us what the difference between standard peppermint and black peppermint is, and the biggest difference lies in the beautiful foliage. Black peppermint plants have deep purple veins and stems which contrast beautifully against the dark green leaves and add something a little different to your herb garden. The taste also tends to be stronger in flavour, needing less leaves to make an impact.
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
Soil Type: Moist
Where should I plant this variety? Sun/partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 40-50cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Pale purple flowers during midsummer
Not only do the moody stems and leaves look great in the garden, but the pretty purple flowers in the summer also offer a real treat for bees and butterflies. Mint is a fantastic herb to help attract wildlife into your garden, along with other flowering plants such as thyme and hyssop. Take a look at our selection of herbs for bees here.
These hardy perennial plants, native to Tasmania love to bathe in the sunlight, but will still thrive in partial shade. Ensure that it gets ample water throughout the summer months and isn't waterlogged in the winter. All-in-all, mint is an incredibly easy plant to care for as long as it is given a little TLC and cut back at the right times of the year. Beware though, as with all mint varieties, these herb plants can be very invasive so we recommend restricting them with their own pot, or a large pot sunken into the ground.
In the Peppermint family, Chocolate Mint combines the dark Peppermint family with extra sweetness. It is fantastic with desserts and drinks.
Like most varieties of Mint we would suggest keeping this contained, although the largely compact growth habit of chocolate mint makes it perfect for growing in a container.
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week. We do not dispatch on bank holidays.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.