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

Corsican Mint (Mentha requienii)

Regular price $10.95
7 in stock

Live Corsican Mint Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

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! Outdoors, it can be grown as an annual north of Zone 6.

The plant has several edible uses, and the leaves can be eaten raw, brewed as an herbal tea, used in salads, in creme de menth, and so on! For medicinal uses, Corsican Mint is best known as an antiseptic, carminative, and febrifuge. Brewing a hot cup of tea with Corsican Mint is said to be an especially effective remedy for fever! It is advised that pregnant woman should not consume Corsican Mint during their pregnancy, due to the excess of naturally occurring essential oils in the plant.   

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Creeping Groundcover

Flowering Season: Summer, harvest year-round

Size: 1/2" tall, 12"+ wide spread

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

Exposure: Full Sun (with adequate moisture), Light Shade, Part Shade, Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 7-9.  May be grown as an annual north of Zone 7.  It will freeze in colder climates but is usually self-seeding.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.