One month after purchasing a small start for one dollar, Zone5A upper NYState
It is much fuller than before, you must pluck leaves for it to grow well, notice the vining habit.
Spring, Late March, zone 9a/9b.
New in 2005
If you're invasive and you know it, raise your hand!
I have finally made peace with my chocolate mint, here in zone 5 it does spread, sometimes invasively. I find it makes a wonderful groundcover in sun or shade. A lovely plant with many uses. Try it!!
Chocolate Mint leaves, close-up
Can anyone help me with this? Some stems/leaves are crispy, but I don't think it's too dry. Since it's winter, I keep it indoor with a sun lamp. Any advice?
Healthy vigorous peppermint. Deer won't touch it, but watch out for slugs...I wonder if they'd taste like Altoids after eating this plant?
This plant was found in a swamp in Rochester, WA, where it grew naturally. It now grows in Centralia, WA. Very hard soil.
Blooms are smaller than most mints and very pale lavender.
Chocolate mint in container, Zone 8b, Seattle
Chocolate mint, mid July, west KY, USA