Common Name : lesser calamintFamily : LamiaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : ErectSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Mauve Lilac& WhiteFlowering from : Julyto SeptemberFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Deep greenHardiness: 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
Good for pollinators
Lesser calamint produces fine, upright stems which are covered with small, shiny, dark green leaves, forming a little bush from 12 to 18 inches tall, and twice as wide. In late August, it produces a cloud of infinitesimal pale lavender flowers that continue blooming for up to six weeks. As the days become cooler, the color of the tiny, lipped blossoms deepens.