Plant Type
Sunlight Amount

Calamint is dotted with masses of tiny flowers that attract butterflies from midsummer until frost. The small white or pale lavender blooms make a good substitute for baby's breath. Calamint is a member of the mint family, but it doesn't spread by runners, so it usually remains well behaved in the garden. However, it can self-seed and occasionally pops up elsewhere in the landscape. Grow calamint in a location with good drainage for a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant perennial with airy texture. 

genus name
  • Calamintha
plant type
  • 6 to 12 inches
  • 1 to 3 feet
  • To 30 inches wide
flower color
season features
problem solvers
special features
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

More varieties for calamint

Variegated calamint

Variegated calamint

Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata' has yellow-green leaves dappled with creamy white. It bears tubular purple flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant has a minty fragrance and forms a mound about 1 foot tall by 18 inches wide. Grow it in part sun to prevent the foliage from scorching. Zones 5-9

White Cloud calamint

'White Cloud' calamint

Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud' is a selection with relatively large, pure-white blooms. It is a short-lived perennial but can self-seed to perpetuate itself. It blooms for 6 weeks or more in summer.

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