Mentha x piperita f. citrata ‘Chocolate’

Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'

Planted in temporary herb garden 2008.

Chocolate Mint, Peppermint

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh)
Species: x piperita f. citrata
Cultivar: Chocolate

Category:
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Bronze-Green
Aromatic

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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David

Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'