Calamint Overview

Description 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
Common Name Calamint
Plant Type Herb, Perennial
Height 6 to 12 inches
Width null to 30 inches
Flower Color Blue, Purple, White
Season Features Summer Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed
Problem Solvers Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

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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