Corsican Mint description:
A very powerful aroma.
It gives off a very sweet minty fragrance when touched, or when it gets trodden on
It is extremely low growing, spreading and forms a gorgeous light green carpet.
In the summer it produces minute mauve flowers.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
It is wonderful planted in a pathway with some shade, or at the front of a shady border or patio, or for the herb garden, and is much more free of rust than other mints. It is easy, provided it has got moisture in the soil and has some shade and will grow in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Botanical name: Mentha requienii.
Corsican Mint culinary uses:
Use sparingly in salads.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, excellent at creating a green carpet – especially good in a shady position.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil where not too dry, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, but it can get hammered by very hard frosts. It should re-grow again.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
If it is spreading too much don’t be afraid to dig out sections, or trim overhanging growth.
Size of plant:
Height 3 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.