Calamintha Nepeta

Calamint, Lesser Calamint
$16.95 ea.
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2021 PPA Plant of the Year
Compact mounds of tiny white flowers blush with a hint of blue with age. Calamintha n. Nepeta should be placed where its delightfully fragrant foliage can be enjoyed. Very long blooming, all the way until frost. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Loved by beneficial pollinators; however, the aromatic foliage is not favored by deer. A gardener's dream - undemanding and dependable! a.k.a Calamintha nepetoides.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species nepeta

Height Medium 14"

Spacing Plant 14" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

Calamintha General Information

Calamintha are carefree and attractive to honeybees and butterflies. The compact foliage looks good in containers and along pathways and produces a nice show into fall. Its consistent presence and quiet charm have endeared this plant to us. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Calamintha Plant Care

Cut back to 6" in fall when foliage declines or in spring. Divide in early spring. Self sows prolifically so remove spent flower heads to prevent seedlings. Prefers evenly moist soil.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October