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SKU: AM018898
per Plant - 3" Pot
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
Calamintha creates a serene, inviting space with clouds of tiny white blossoms and dense, finely textured foliage that releases a rejuvenating minty fragrance. Flowering from early summer until fall, Calamintha attracts a host of pollinators. Drought tolerant plants spread gently and will drape over the edges of containers and rock walls, softening hard edges as a lovely filler, edging plant, or groundcover. 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year. (Calamintha nepeta)
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Botanical Name
Clinopodium nepeta, calamintha nepeta
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Early summer to early fall


2021 Perennial Plant of the Year! Forming a dense, spreading mound of tiny leaves with pretty white blooms, Calamintha offers a cooing foil for more vibrant-hued flowers and blends beautifully with pastel blooms a serene, rejuvenating garden. Allow the plants to drape gracefully over the edges of planters, rock walls, and retaining walls to soften the look. An ideal plant for the herb garden, Calamintha has fragrant foliage that releases a sweet minty scent with herbaceous and fruity undertones when the leaves are brushed against or crushed. Easy to grow, reliable, and versatile, Calamintha is ideal for edging walkways, and it makes a lovely, pollinator-friendly, no-mow ground cover. Also known as Lesser Calamint, this versatile plant is deer resistant and an attractive filler in cut flower arrangements. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy in zones 5-7, it appreciates afternoon shade in hot-summer regions.