Plant Number: 1.360.050  
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Corsican Mint
Mentha requienii

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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.


Zone 7 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  High

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Mauvelilac

Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Fragrant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches

Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches



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