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Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta


Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta is a vigorous bloomer with clouds of light blue flowers from summer to fall. Flowers and foliage are aromatic.

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta is heaven on earth with clouds of light blue flowers vigorously blooming from June to October ranging in size from 12-15 inches tall by 12-24 inches spread. Commonly known as calamint, both flowers and foliage are aromatic smelling of peppermint, especially when crushed. Awesome in a Mediterranean, rock or herb garden. Drought tolerant. Pollinator attractor. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Lesser Calamint

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grassland, scrub and woodland.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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