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Mentha x piperita
Characteristics: 'Chocolate' Mint is perennial perfect for zones 4-9 and can grow up to 18" tall. It is very easy to grow and a wonderful starter plant for beginners!
Light: Plant in full sun to partial shade.
Water: Water when soil seems dry to the touch. Mint does not like constantly soggy soil.
Soil: Your mint will thrive in well-drained soil of average quality and pH.
Use: 'Chocolate' Mint tastes like peppermint with chocolate overtones, delicious in desserts, teas, and as a beautiful garnish. Taking on qualities from the Peppermint side of its makeup, Chocolate Mint will also repel ants, aphids, cabbage flies and mice. Try growing this versatile herb around the foundation of your home, or sprinkling some in your pantries and closets to keep pests from invading your home.
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