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Mentha requienii

Corsican mint

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.01m to 0.02m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPurple pink
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Mentha requienii (Corsican mint). This is a semi-evergreen, creeping species, it has small, round pale green leaves with a peppermint aroma and light purple, tiny flowers that bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Mint

Origin

Europe - Mediterranean

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy, and need sunshine and rich soil with lots of moisture. You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by root division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Plants can be invasive and often grown in containers partly for this reason.

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