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Mint Corsican

Mentha requienii

Dwarf form perfect for planting between paving slabs

A lovely little ground covering mint with tiny peppermint scented leaves and small pinkish-purple flowers from summer to autumn.


Best in part shade. Great for edging a border, pathway and planting in a rock garden or raised bed.


Happy in any moist soil. Keep well watered through the summer.

This diminutive mint originates in Corsica and Sardinia, and is also native to France and Italy, and naturalised in other parts of Europe.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Herb, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 40 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - December

Typically available

From April to September