Calamintha Nepeta

Calamint, Lesser Calamint, aka Calamintha nepetoides
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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 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!

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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

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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.