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Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
Soil Type: Moist
Where should I plant this variety? Sun/partial shade
How tall does it grow? 40-50cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Pale purple flowers midsummer
Top care tips: Prune back after flowering and divide late in the year. Keep this variety contained!
"Some varieties of herb are really special. Some remind me of exactly why I do this job. Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita) is one of them. I remember the first time that I smelled this variety I was so suprised and excited.
When we introduce customers to this variety I get to see that reaction allover again. We are all a bit cynical now perhaps. We all expect that it “might smell a bit like Chocolate” or “maybe you will get a bit of the aroma?”. But then the smell hits the persons nose, the same way as it hit mine back in 2009 and they look around in astonishment, they call a friend over. “You have to smell this! It really does smell like Chocolate”. You then hear the conversation:“That would be great in a drink! Or imagine that chopped up into a nice cocktail”
That is what the best herbs do. They inspire people. And Chocolate Mint certainly does that!
In the peppermint family, Chocolate Mint combines the dark peppermint family with extra sweetness. Its fantastic with deserts 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.""
All herbs dispatched with DHL Next Day Delivery. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is 48 hour delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list you will have the option to 'order now'. We dispatch fresh herbs by Next Day DHL Delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all such orders within 10 days.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – September each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.
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.