Lush green overhead shot of Corsican mint sprinkled with drops of water

Corsican Mint (Mentha requienii)

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Mentha Requienii is a member of the mint family of plants and commonly referred to as Corsican Mint. It is a very fragrant, hearty and fast-growing perennial that is perfect as a ground cover. It features bright green leaves and the iconic square stem of mints. It is known for having a strong minty-sage aroma, which is why it is frequently used in the culinary capacity for flavoring.  This mint is native to Corsica, Italy and Sardinia, but has been naturalized in similar environments elsewhere. 

Corsican Mint is low growing and likes partial shade with moist soil. Drying out the plant between watering will help increase the hardiness of the plant, as well as essential oil production. This results in a stronger and more flavorful herb! 

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb, Creeping Ground Cover

Harvest Season:
Flowers in Summer, harvest year-round

Mature Size:
1/2 in. tall, 12 in. wide spread

Soil & Moisture:
Rich soil, must be moist and well-draining

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 7-9 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

May be grown as an Annual north of Zone 7.
Will freeze in colder climates but is usually self-seeding

Propagation:
Our Corsican Mint is grown from seed, capable of harvest within one growing season.

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