- botanical name: Mentha requienii
- tender perennial zone 6
- height 2″
- spacing 6-8″ apart
- full sun tolerant, partial shade
- dry-moist soil
- uses in garden: as a border, great in containers, drought tolerant, as an edging, fragrant, ground cover, mass plant, small/minature, rock gardens
- use as a flavoring in desserts and liqueurs
- deer and mouse resistant
*Please note: We accept plant orders at any time of the year and if you prefer to place an order outside our regular shipping months of April-May, ordering is still easy. “Why we only ship in April and May”
Due to the nature of shipping live plants, when you place an order, we will simply hold your order and ship it at the proper time for your zone, when weather permits in April 2013. Seed packets are shipped year round through USPS.
For more information see our “Ordering and Shipping Policy.”
Corsican Mint is the lowest growing and most unique-looking of the mints. It also stands out as the flavoring for Crème de Menthe and other desserts and liqueurs. It has a very strong, crisp scent that is unmistakable. Find great mint recipes here!
Corsican Mint plants form a dense, low carpet with such tiny, bright green leaves that from a distance it is almost moss-like. However, it can handle drier climates than moss and is excellent for the rock garden. It has a cooling effect on a garden, because of its fresh, stimulating scent, its light color, and the coolness of its springy foliage when walked upon barefoot in the heat of summer.
It is easy to grow and little maintenance is required. Corsican Mint’s low growth makes it especially good in rock gardens or between stones in a garden path.
Having a hard time deciding which variety is right for you? View a summary of all the varieties together.
Mint seeds don’t always produce the exact variety, so the recommended planting method is by root division from an existing plant stock or cuttings. Cuttings will root easily in a moist potting medium, or even in water. If you are dividing an existing plant it is best done in the fall.