Calamintha nepeta var. nepeta

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Calamint

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Tiny, sweet, pale blue flowers bloom all summer long on a mound of green foliage! Wonderful peppermint scent! Great in herb gardens, fragrance gardens, along walkways and mixed beds.

Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

15-18 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

This is a cousin of the Catmints.

Bloom Time

May-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Very drought resistant, once established and can spread quickly.

When to Divide

early spring or fall

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Fall Blooming Reed Grass (Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis), Ozark Sundrops (Oenothera missouriensis), Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti), Goldenrod (Solidago )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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