Corsican mint

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Does anyone know if you can get seeds for this plant anywhere or even if it sets seed (not a certainty with mints)?

I really want to do a lawn with it but doing it with plug plants would be prohibitively expensive.
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  • DaftyDuckDaftyDuck Forumite
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    I don't know of a supplier for seed, haven't even looked. However, it is easy to grow and multiply... probably even to the scale of a substantial lawn. Each individual couple of leaves have their own tiny stem and can be teased out. Set in some fine compost, it forms a new small clump within days. I'd say a standard small 4" pot would cover about five seed trays with plantlets, which would become a solid mass in a month. Set those out on a half-shady lawn, and it'd be covered by the end of the year.

    Many mints don't breed true from seed, so I'd be loath to buy unless from a reputable supplier...

    Despite the Corsican name, it doesn't do as well in full, drying sun. I use it to fill the gaps on several stone paths, and it's a glorious aroma when walked on.
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    DaftyDuck wrote: »
    I don't know of a supplier for seed, haven't even looked. However, it is easy to grow and multiply... probably even to the scale of a substantial lawn. Each individual couple of leaves have their own tiny stem and can be teased out. Set in some fine compost, it forms a new small clump within days. I'd say a standard small 4" pot would cover about five seed trays with plantlets, which would become a solid mass in a month. Set those out on a half-shady lawn, and it'd be covered by the end of the year.

    Many mints don't breed true from seed, so I'd be loath to buy unless from a reputable supplier...

    Despite the Corsican name, it doesn't do as well in full, drying sun. I use it to fill the gaps on several stone paths, and it's a glorious aroma when walked on.

    It's for a north facing lawn (well mostly moss a lot of the time) With tall trees to the north and a 2 story building to the south. so rarely gets full sun. Your post has inspired me to give it a go using what you suggest..
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  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    It's for a north facing lawn (well mostly moss a lot of the time) With tall trees to the north and a 2 story building to the south. so rarely gets full sun. Your post has inspired me to give it a go using what you suggest..

    I'd love to see pictures of this as you progress! I love alternative lawns and this sounds like a gem of an idea.

    Would you consider sharing the process and finished pictures....please?
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    Does anyone know if you can get seeds for this plant anywhere or even if it sets seed (not a certainty with mints)?

    I really want to do a lawn with it but doing it with plug plants would be prohibitively expensive.

    Not sure about seed. :o

    An old business rival of mine sells the plant. He's reputable, though obviously not as reputable as me! :D

    http://www.chewvalleybusiness.co.uk/arne-herbs/

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