Corsican Mini Mint Seeds
USDA Zones: 7 - 9
Height: 1 - 2 inches
Width: 6 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Green
Growth Rate: Fast
Environment: Shade to partial sun
Foot Traffic: Moderate
Latin Name: Mentha Requienuii
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 5 - 7 days
Light Required: No
Depth: Cover pellet with no more than the thickness of the pellet
Soil Type: Moist soils with pH between 5.8 - 6.2
Sowing Rate: 1 pellet per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination and plants somewhat moist at all times.
Corsican Mini Ornamental Mint (Mentha requienii) - Corsican mint is a spreading, ground-hugging plant only growing 1 - 2 inches high with petite, round leaves that emit a powerful, minty aroma. Also known as creeping mint, it spreads up to 1 foot wide by narrow stems that take root as they grow. Mini mint is the perfect gound cover solution for filling in around stepping stones or pavers, but aren’t sturdy enough for heavy foot traffic although moderate foot traffic is tolerable.
Corsican mint plants tolerates partial sunlight to mostly shady areas. Nearly any type of moist, well-drained soil is suitable. Like most mint plants, it self-seeds readily and can be somewhat aggressive. This plant is suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 - 9. It freezes in colder climates but usually self-seeds in spring. Not only can it be used as the perfect ground cover plant or container plant, In addition to its uses as a groundcover in the garden, Corsican mint is valuable culinary plant and great for containers. Snip the leaves to flavor hot and cold drinks, ice cream and baked goods. Its tiny, bright, green leaves are strongly aromatic.
Corsican mint can be somewhat finicky, especially when it comes to irrigation. These plants don’t tolerate drought, which means the soil should be kept consistently moist but not soggy.
Corsican mint seeds are pelletized with each seed pellet containing 8 - 12 seeds. Therefore, if you buy 25 pellets, you are actually getting over 200 seeds. Now you don't have to worry about sowing multiple seeds, thinning young plants, and all that. Just stick one pellet in a 4-inch pot and before you know it, you'll have bright green shoots spilling over the sides.