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


Growth Rate

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.


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