Corsican Mint

Corsican Mint (Mentha requienii)

Corsican mint (Mentha requienii)


After seeding one of the bay trees with lemon thyme, the other was left bare.  I didn't want identical ground covers in the bay trees for some reason.  When looking for an acceptable, edible low stature ground cover for the planter, I found out about corsican mint.

Corsican mint looks similar in color to the lemon thyme, but the scents are completely different.  Uses are different and the leaves are shaped differently.  Corsican mint leaves seem like they would be easily confused with dichondra.

The flowers will look similar when in bloom though.  Corsican mint likes to be kept relatively dry on the topside and moist at the soil level.  This should be a good pairing with the Bay Laurel tree as they are both mediterranean plants, with the mint originating from Corsica France.

I received a ragged looking plant, pushed it into the soil pretty solidly and watered faithfully.

Based on the current condition of the plant, and being in a photo all by itself, you could almost believe that we live in some nice wooded area with perfect and comfortable weather all the time.

Not the case, but it sure is refreshing to look at.  It tastes really good too!  Sweeter than mint.