Calamintha nepeta Nepeta

Calamint, Lesser Calamint, aka Calamintha nepetoides

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2020

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Compact mounds of tiny white flowers turning 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.


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.

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.