Corsican Mint
Mentha requienii

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Mentha (MEN-thuh)
Species: requienii (re-kwee-EN-ee-eye)

Category
Groundcovers
Herbs

Water Requirements
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure
Light Shade

Foliage
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy

Foliage Color
Blue-Green

Height
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow
Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone
Can be grown as an annual

Danger
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color
Pink

Bloom Characteristics
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size

Bloom Time
Mid Summer

Other details
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information
Non-patented

Propagation Methods
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds