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Mentha requienii
Mentha requienii
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Mentha requienii

Corsican Mint

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.360.050

By far the smallest of Mints, this charming plant forms a flat carpet of tiny bright-green leaves with an intense creme-de-menthe fragrance. Minute mauve flowers appear in midsummer. Perfect for planting between paving stones in a moist, part-shaded area. Stepping on the plant will release the pleasant scent. Where plants are not winter hardy this is still worthwhile growing as an annual, and it will often self-seed for several years. Nice also as a carpeting plant to cover the soil in pots beneath taller-growing specimens. Easily increased by ripping apart into smaller pieces.

Further details for
Mentha requienii

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate