How to grow Mentha requienii

Mentha requienii growing herbaceous of the genus Mentha also known as Corsican mint, Mentha requienii perennial evergreen plant that used for the edible leaves also used as fragrant plant and also as groundcover, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11.

Mentha requienii leaves

Leaves color green, small leaves in 1-2 mm, oval to heart shape with strong odor.

Flower color purple or white, the flowers small in mouth shape.

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Requirements for Mentha requienii growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Every stems that start to bloom prune

Size of the plant:
Height 1-2 cm (0.5inches), width as long as given

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Purple or white flowers in mouth shape

Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollinators

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the blossom

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In warm weather all year, in cold weather spring, summer if it’s not too cold autumn / Winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut with the stem few centimeter from the ground or the divided of the stem

Information about leaves:
Green oval leaves with serrated edges with strong odor

Uses of Mentha requienii leaves:
Beverage, salad

Scientific name:

Mentha requienii

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone