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Corsican Mint Mentha requienii

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Description:

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.

Grown as a culinary herb and as a fragrant ground cover - *not perennial in Ontario but may self seed.  Prefers part-shade to shade.


Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay

Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid

Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy


Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac

Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

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

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches

Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

Foot Traffic
   High

Growth Rate
   Medium

 



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