Corsican Mint


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  • Mentha requienii
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-hardy
  • Plant in semi-shade
  • Water abundantly
  • 15cm pot


  • Corsican mint is a perennial herb
  • Corsican mint can be used in landscaping as a bedding plant, giving out a desirable mint smell when trodden on. Because it can indeed be walked upon without dying, it is sometimes used to line walkways, growing between stepping stones.
  • Unlike most other cultivated mints, this plant stays diminutive and thrives in shady garden areas. However, if given too much moisture the leaves will rot. The best way to avoid this is to let the plant dry out between watering’s, but not too much, because it is drought-sensitive.
  • Corsican mint, along with pennyroyal, is thought to be one of the best mints to grow as a companion to brassica plants like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, et cetera. It repels certain pest insects, in part by obscuring the smell of the crop to be protected, and may also enhance flavour.
  • They are best grown in semi-shade to shaded positions in the garden

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