Corsican Mint

$ 2.50
Corsican Mint is the smallest member of the mint family, also known as mini mint. This diminutive mint creeps along, hugging the ground with its deeply scented leaves and tiny purple flowers. The leaves are not as palatable like peppermint but release a more intense scent and are used as the flavoring of creme de mint. It likes a moist, dappled light location and can be used in containers or as a filler around stepping stones. Corsican Mint is grown as an annual. It will often self-seed in colder zones. Spreads well even during its first year.


10 multi-pelleted seed   



Mentha requienii

Perennial, Zones 6-9

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant 12-18” apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: not recommended 

Growth Habit: low and spreading, mat-forming

Height and Width: 1-2" x 12-18"

Spacing: 4-6” apart

Light Needs: Shade, part shade

Soil Needs: Rich, well-drained

Approximate days to harvest: 70-80 days, start harvesting leaves once the plant is established 

Uses: Medicinal, culinary, ornamental, deer resistant, ideal for containers, attracts bees and beneficals

Tips: Grow in a container to discourage spreading. Drying the leaves - place out of direct sunlight, in a warm, well-ventilated area.