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Calamint

Botanical Name
Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
7
Height
12 to 18 inches
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
June to September: lilac to white
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, adaptable pH
Planting & Care
  • Prefers moist soils, but tolerant of drought
  • Use as a groundcover
  • Spreads by rhizome and/or self-seeding
  • Shear to tidy up appearance and to prevent unwanted self-seeding
  • Plants don't perform well in the warmer Zones of the deep South
  • Very attractive to bees
Problems
Powdery mildew, foliage may decline in hot and humid weather
Varieties
  • Montrose White - white flowers, mint scented foliage, does not self-seed
  • Blue Cloud - lavender flowers with powder blue overtones, mint scented bluish-green foliage, 9 to 12 inches

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