Corsican Mint (Mentha requienii)
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!
Perennial Herb, Creeping Ground Cover
Flowers in Summer, harvest year-round
1/2 in. tall, 12 in. wide spread
Soil & Moisture:
Rich soil, must be moist and well-draining
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
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
Our Corsican Mint is grown from seed, capable of harvest within one growing season.