Mentha piperita ‘Chocolate’

Mentha piperita, also called peppermint, is a series of herbaceous perennials that is often used as a garnish in food and drink recipes. It is a deeper mint, a mix between spearmint and water mint and is incredibly pungent. The foliage is a dark green with toothed edges that sprout erect spikes of reddish, lilac blooms. Hardy and vigorous, Mentha is both useful and attractive as a groundcover.

Hardy to Zones: 4-10



  • Hardy and vigorous
  • Aromatic
  • Farm to table



Flower Color: Lavender, light pink
Foliage: Green with purple veins
Type: Perennial
Habit: Upright, spreading
Height: 12-24″
Width: 12-24″
Flower Timing: Spring to fall
Heat Tolerance: Full sun to part shade
Patented: Open
Uses: Containers, landscape, groundcover

Additional information



Flower Type

Herbs, Perennial