This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
Availability : Out of Stock

Chocolate Mint Plant

Availability : Out of Stock
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (5+ Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Width 3 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Chocolate Mint is a delightful herb that loves to be harvested. The more this herb is cut back, the more tender shoots it produces. Use Mentha piperita in teas, as a garnish for desserts, or in potpourris. Mint can be harvested all through the summer and even during the winter in the warmest USDA growing zones. Chocolatey-brown stems set off the deep-green leaves, and when it blooms, beneficial pollinators swarm around the delicate but highly fragrant flowers. 

Chocolate Mint Care  

Mint plants tend to be rambunctious growers and should be grown in containers. Place Mint in a location with at least 6 hours of full sun. Shade early or late in the day is acceptable and will benefit plants growing in the hottest growing zones. Use a soil-based potting mix and add perlite to improve drainage. Although Mint generally spreads quite far and fast, Chocolate Mint is more restrained and can happily grow in a smaller pot as long as it is watered well. When harvesting, evenly cut from all sides to help the mint stay in a nice, compact mound.

Growing Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint will produce new foliage until the first frost of fall. Mint will continue to grow new foliage in warmer zones throughout the winter. Mint can be harvested soon after planting and responds very well to light, frequent pruning. Chocolate Mint will grow to 3x3 feet if left uncut and will need to be divided regularly when container grown.

Mint is best grown in a container because it can become a nuisance in the garden, quickly taking over beds. Pots with 6-8 inch diameter are acceptable for growing one plant on a deck or patio. Mint can also be added to mixed plantings or hanging baskets, allowing the branches to eventually cascade over the edge. Repotting will be needed in the spring. Divide the plants in 2 when repotting to multiply your stock, or prune out half the root system to keep Chocolate Mint at your preferred size.

Watering Chocolate Mint 

Chocolate Mint can tolerate some periods of drought when it is planted in the ground, although container-grown plants may not be as hardy. Water when the top 2-3 inches of potting soil are dry and provide 1 inch of water a week. Daily watering will be needed late in the summer as the root system takes up more room in the pot. 

Feeding Chocolate Mint

Mint, as a plant family, rarely needs supplemental fertilizers. Repotting in the spring with fresh soil-based potting mix is the only boost Chocolate Mint needs for healthy growth all season.

Chocolate Mint Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Chocolate Mint Plant
Other Name(s): Chocolate Mint
Scientific Name: Mentha p.'Chocolate' - Chocolate Mint

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

For more detailed information, please click here.

Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

For more information on how to care for your new plants, please click on our guide below.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

For more information, please click on our page below.

Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

Click here for more detailed shipping information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations