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Re: Corsican Mint
  • Subject: Re: Corsican Mint
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:12:14 -0500

At first I thought you ment Sagina subulata, but that's Corsican Pearlwort. You're talking a bout Mentha requeinii, right? Both are tiny-leaved "steppables". Not sure if that's enough sun for a mint, though that might help slow down its movement.

As to Pam's suggestion of Houttuynia , I'd think that would be taller than you'd want (20-30cm - what's that in inches?) I've never seen it grow flat.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 1:13 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Corsican Mint

O.K. our guest house/bunk house has a side yard area where NOTHING
grows because of this HUGE tree.  I have planted a few things but they
don't really survive.  I put some paving stones on the "dirt" back
there and today I bought mint (yes..the plant that takes over the
world) to put there as a low ground cover between the paving stones.
It gets morning sun but after that...all shade.  Think it will make

Jesse R. Bell

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