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Calamintha nepeta var. nepeta
@ North Creek Nurseries, PA

Calamintha nepeta var nepeta

Lesser Calamint

Item #: 3501

Zones: 5a to 8a, at least

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Southern Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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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!

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