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Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue'


Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue', the lesser calamint, has aromatic foliage and clouds of light purple and blue flowers.

Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue', known as lesser calamint, displays clouds of light purple and blue flowers blooming vigorously from summer to fall with a nice, compact and mounding growth habit of 10 to 12 inches tall and wide. Both flowers and foliage are aromatic, smelling of mint, 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: 4-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grassland, scrub and woodland.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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