Corsican mint (Mentha requienii)
Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) is a perennial plant that can grow up to 10cm tall and wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Corsican mint (Mentha requienii).
This plant is commonly known as Corsican mint.
This is a deciduous plant that takes to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Corsican mint
Scientific name: Mentha requienii
Plant type: Perennials
Habit: Mat forming
Height: Up to 10cm
Sunlight: Full shade, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained
Garden type: Informal Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden, Wildlife Gardens
Perennial plants are one of the largest groups of plants.
They offer color, shape, fragrance and seasonal textures. The variety is such that there are plants to suit all sizes and styles of garden.
Traditionally, perennials are grown in borders, using a wall or hedge as a backdrop to bring out all their splendor during summer.
But since most gardens are not large enough for long borders dedicated exclusively to perennials, they are usually planted in mixed borders and beds, along with shrubs, annuals, biennials, and bulbs that extend the season of interest.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Corsican mint (Mentha requienii), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) is a plant that prefers to grow in clay or loam.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Mentha requienii likes to grow in moist but well drained or humid or poorly drained soils.
Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) is a plant that should be grown in shade or partial shade positions.