Calamintha nepeta var. nepeta
Item #: 3501
Zones: 5a to 8a, at least
Height: 20" tall
Origin: Southern Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Next crop available: 07/17/2020
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I hadn't been as impressed in quite a while as I was when I first met this plant in Dale Hendricks' Pennsylvania garden. The bushy mound of light green, deer-resistant, fragrant foliage, reeking of peppermint, was smothered in clouds of tiny, very light blue flowers. Our plants here in hot and muggy NC have performed equally as well, in full flower from June until October. Calamintha nepeta needs good drainage and plenty of air circulation, although this one has survived far better than other calaminthas for us. I think rock gardeners and herb lovers alike will fall in love with this gem...for me, it was love at first sight!