Corsican Mint

Mentha requienii

Corsican mint is a wonderful ground cover that emits a powerful minty fragrance similar to pennyroyal when bruised and is well-suited for filling in around pavers and stepping stones. Its tiny leaves can be used culinarily to flavour hot or cold tea, ice cream, and baked goods.

Water: Must be kept moist, does not tolerate drought

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Spreading ground-hugging mint with petite round leaves and thin stems that root as they spread

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Any type of well-draining soil

Origin: Corsica, Sardinia, and mainland Italy

Corsican Mint