Mentha X piperita citrata Chocolate
Like all mints this is a hardy, fragrant perennial with a vigorous
, not to say rampant, growth habit!
Best grown in a pot or container as, left free-range,
Mints will soon overpower most gardens.
Mints like a moist rich soil in at least partial shade
as they are prone to baking in full sun.
This variety, one of our personal favourites,
has dark green, almost brown, leaves
and small whorls of purple flowers in the Summer.
It is a very strong flavoured mint with a
definite 'after dinner mint' Chocolate perfume
- though curiously there are people who cannot detect this scent!
My commiserations to you if you are one of these! -
As a result of this wonderful scent/taste it is
best used for sweet dishes rather than as
a 'mint-sauce' for Lamb,
and is fantastic chopped on Ice Cream,
in Cakes, Summer Drinks and Teas.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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