Calamintha nepeta

Lesser Calamint, Calamint Savory

These 7 aromatic perennial herbs grow throughout Western Europe into Central Asia, as well as in Northern Africa and North America. Their white, red, orange or purple flowers have hairy throats. Some grow in clumps to 10 inches high. Others are spreading or prostate. Some species develop a woody base. Use in dry, sunny borders, rock gardens and containers.
Calamintha nepeta, Lesser Calamint, Calamint Savory
The leaves of this popular herb smell strongly of peppermint. Blooms in white and purple in summer and autumn. It forms a low bush. Grows wild in grassy areas near rivers.

Attributes - Calamintha nepeta

Plant Type: Herb

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Magenta, Pink, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 in. to 2 ft. 6 in.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Showy Flowers.

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Calamintha 'Variegata', Calamintha grandiflora, Calamintha nepeta nepeta
 
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