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

Foliage Color

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

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

Where to Grow
Grow outdoors year-round
Suitable for growing in containers

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)

Sun Exposure
Light Shade

Danger
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color
Pink

Bloom Time
Mid Summer

Foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic

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