Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Calamint

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Calamint

An excellent groundcover for sunny, dry areas, this plant forms a slowly spreading clump of glossy green, strongly mint-scented foliage. Pollinators flock to its pale blue flowers which appear prolifically nearly all season and do set viable seed. Very easy to grow; great for herb gardens, rock gardens and perennial borders.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 12-15"
  • Spread: 12-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 12-15"
  • Spread: 12-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes