Calamintha Nepeta - Lesser Calamint

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Calamintha Nepeta subsp. Nepeta - 

New! The 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year® is the Calamintha Nepeta subsp. Nepeta or commonly known as Lesser Calamint. From early summer to fall, this wonderfully fragrant plant is alive with clouds of tiny white flowers (some may have tinges of blue, too). Perfect for experienced and new gardeners alike, the Calamintha Nepeta is easy to grow and dependable year after year in your yard or garden setting. 

Plant in full sun to edge or separate garden borders, rock gardens or enjoy along the walkway to your front door.

From early summer to frost, you will attract pollinators to your garden with this Nepeta selected as the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2021. Tiny white flowers form clouds over the mounded shaped perennial plant. As it is in the mint family, you'll enjoy the soft mint fragrance picked up with each breeze.

Pollinators adore this white flowering garden plant. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds alike will be attracted to this bushy shaped perennial plant.

Companion plants for the Calamintha nepeta are Magnus EchinaceaBlackeyed SusansBecky Shasta DaisyLittle Trudy Nepeta and, of course, garden herbs

Mate with the Walker's Low Nepeta for a yin and yang effect for summer with its blue purple blooms aside the Calamintha's white cloud blooms.

Hardy and pest-free, this white flowering perennial plant is deer and rabbit resistant or tolerant and an excellent bee pollinator plant. Grows up to 18 inches tall and wide.

Great companion plants to mate with this Nepeta are Schyzacharium scoparium (The Blues), Allium Millenium, Magnus Echinacea and more summer to fall bloomers.



Calamintha Nepeta is sold in:

Pint Size pots

  • Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Herb Plants
  • Plant Type: Deciduous
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Soil Condition: Dry, Well Drained
  • Bloom Season: Summer, Autumn
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Mature Height: 1 - 2ft
  • Growth Rate: Medium-growing
  • Planting Zone: 5, 6, 7
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