Calamintha nepeta Nepeta

Calamint, Lesser Calamint, aka Calamintha nepetoides

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: CANE

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2021 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year! Compact mounds of tiny white flowers blush with a hint of blue with age. Calamintha Nepeta should be placed where its delightfully fragrant foliage can be touched and brushed. 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!


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 14"
Spacing: Plant 14" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: White
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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