Plants ordered now will ship Late May.

Mint, Corsican (Corsican Mint) (Mentha requienii), potted plant, organic

$7.50$19.95

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

(Corsican Mint)  Perennial creeping groundcover to 2 inches, native to Europe.  Mosslike.  When stepped upon, the plants yield with a spongy niceness, remain undamaged, and meanwhile emit a pure spearmint aroma.  Traditional usage of the fresh or dried leaves (TWM):  flavoring agent, aromatherapy, digestive tea, non-caffeine stimulant.  Plant prefers part shade to sun, tolerant of many soil types but often planted into sandy soil between stepstones or in rock gardens, where it roots in and drapes.  Space plants 1 foot apart

Potted Plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    ramintasm (verified owner)

    Is there a trick to successful repotting and/or simply keeping the corsican mint alive in little pots? Over the years, I’ve ordered this plant from you and a couple of other nurseries, but I promptly killed it, sometimes even before the repotting. The plant survives the shipping just to start dying once I water it.
    I absolutely love the smell and feel of this mint and would love to have it around.
    This spring I will be starting from the seeds to see if the survival is better. Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello and thanks for contacting. This is a good point you’re making and it is a real challenge with this plant specifically. Transitions are always hard for plants and this could be belated shipping stress and also very likely a lack of sufficient drainage. I’ve seen this in the greenhouse where someone overwaters a flat of corsican mint 3 days in a row and the plants just melt away. I have done very well with direct-seeding in sand between stepping stones. You might try that, or just make sure your mix is 50% coarse, sharp sand. Richo

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    • ramintasm (verified owner)

      Wow, that is a whole lot of sand! Thank you, will definitely do that.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      OK, great, it really is pretty standard practice to settle stepping stones in sand. r

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