Mint, Corsican (Mentha requienii), packet of 100 seeds

$4.95

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.  Seed is very tiny and may be mixed with sand to afford even application.  Strew on surface of flat and press in securely, then keep evenly moist, in the light, and cool to warm.  Germination in 5 to 10 days.  Grow very fine seedlings on for some time, then transplant as clumps into small pots, and when they have spread sufficiently to cover the surface of the pot, transplant out to the garden, pathway or rockery.  Space plants 1 foot apart.  They relish crowding.

100 seeds per packet, Open-pollinated, untreated, not genetically modified

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  1. Question

    Janine Van Litsenborgh

    I live in capetown south africa.
    How many seed packs do i need for 6neter by 6 meter area.
    And
    What would the postage or courier cost be please
    Kind regards
    Janine
    +27 828599732

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Janine, I am sorry, we can no longer ship to South Africa, it just hasn’t been successful of recent. Richo

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    Carolyn Phillips

    Hi. Do these come packaged in clear plastic or in paper?

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      Richo Cech

      in our standard paper packet, the packet then put in cellophane and heat sealed.

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  3. Nicole

    Delightful

    Nicole (verified owner)

    Great germination, and they start smelling good right away! Will look great in a fancy flower pot, or planted between stones.

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    Kate

    What’s the germination percentage on these Corsican mint seeds?

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Kate, if the right conditions are applied, you should get 90 plants out of a packet. r

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    Sue

    Does this tend to be invasive like other mint varieties?

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      Richo Cech

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      if invasive, a very tiny invasion, they only grow a couple of inches tall. they are meant for pathways and elfin beds, they are not invasive, homo-sapiens is invasive.

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    • M.N. Blair

      Looking for corn mint ( Polygala Senega) – seeds or bare root … For propagation
      Mike > schistdigger@aol.com

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      Richo Cech

      We had zero harvest on Polygala senega (Senega snakeroot) last year and hope to list them again later on in 2020. Stay tuned, and click “waitlist” for Senega Snakeroot.

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    • Therese king

      Do they stay green all year in southern Ohio?

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      Richo Cech

      Yes, these are evergreen in zones 5 to 10.

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    • Lisa

      Can I start the seeds between the stepping stones outdoors without having to transplant? It’s June in zone 8.

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Lisa, of course you know the challenge is that they are very tiny seeds and can be easily disturbed and scattered if direct-seeded outdoors. I personally have done it, though, using sterile sand in between stepping stones and surface-sowing, pressing in, and keeping sprinkled daily. In general if you can give it standard horticultural technique in a sandy flat in a greenhouse you’re more likely to know what it is when it comes up, and more likely to be able to grow the seedlings on in pots and transplant to the right spacing. But with care and experience, either method can work. Richo

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    • Katie

      With regards to direct seeding– what is the recommendation for number of seeds to square footage?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Katie,
      Our packet doesn’t give enough seed to effectively direct seed. It is better to plant to a pot or plant first and work up the seedlings and then plant those out. You might get a 10 by 10 foot area in eventuality if you’re careful. r

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    • Gladys

      Hi there do you still sell this corsican mint and if so do you ship to Canada?

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      Richo Cech

      Hi there, we are fine with shipping to canada. i checked, this is in stock, the way to tell is when it says “in stock” and the website lets you put the item in your shopping cart. r

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