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Mini Mint Ornamental Mint

Mentha requienii 'Mini Mint'

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Mini Mint Ornamental Mint (Mentha requienii 'Mini Mint') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint in bloom

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Mini Mint Ornamental Mint (Mentha requienii 'Mini Mint') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  1 inch

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Corsican Mint

Brand:  PanAmerican Seed


The smallest of Mints, this variety forms a flat carpet of tiny green leaves with intense fragrance; plant between flagstones as groundcover; will often self seed for years; a great base plant for containers; leaves do not have a good flavor

Ornamental Features

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint features tiny spikes of lilac purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive tiny fragrant round leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint will grow to be only 1 inch tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mini Mint Ornamental Mint is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features