Calamintha nepeta
Good for pollinators

Common Name : lesser calamintType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : ErectFoliage : DeciduousHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Mauve Lilac& WhiteFlowering from : Julyto SeptemberFoliage colour : Deep greenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : SummerFragrant

Calamints are close cousins to the garden mint, but without the nasty spreading habit. This selection forms a perfect mound of mint-scented leaves, absolutely smothered by small, very pale lilac flowers from midsummer until frost. Highly rated as an edging or rock garden plant with an extremely long season of interest. A good choice also for mixed containers. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. In regions with humid summers this sometimes benefits from a hard clip back in August, to rejuvenate the leaves. Tolerates both dry and moist soils. Attractive to butterflies.


Planted 2 specimens in 2000?

See on garden plan