Corsican Mint or Other Ground Covers in Burlington, Ontario
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Janet Jefferson
Posted on: April 19, 2000

I understand you do not recommend corsican mint for the Burlington area. Is there something similar you prefer to use for ground cover and paving stones?

There is nothing as minute and scented – in that combination – as corsican mint. It is too bad that it is just a mite too tender for Southern Ontario. Probably, your best best for a slightly taller creeper is Orange Spice (tm) thyme. Lower but non-scented alternatives are Minus thyme, creeping thyme or woolly thyme. All of these thymes are very hardy and can withstand a moderate amount of traffic.

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