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Chocolate Water Mint (Mentha × piperita f. citrata) with floating pond ring

Latin  Name - Mentha × piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'
Plant Type - Perennial 
Mature Size -  30cm to 60cm
Position - full sun to part shade
Flower - Small lavender flowers in  mid to late summer
Origin - the Middle East and Europe
Water depth - 2cm
Edible- Yes
Oxygenator - No

Chocolate water mint is a hardy herb that is a hybrid cultivar of a peppermint plant with a citrus mint plant. It was further developed to produce chocolate overtones.

For some the chocolate taste is subtle. Even so, this unusual variety of mint is worthy of a place in your edible water garden. 

This herb is commonly used in cooking, salads, and as a healthy tea.

Learn more about the health benefits of drinking mint tea here on our blog.

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