Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta
Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta

Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta

SKU: F25000
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Calamint
Hardiness Zone: 5-7S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Aug-Oct
Mature Height: 12-18" Spacing: 15-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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Among the most outstanding plants for the late-summer and fall garden is Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta. Its 18" stems present a cloud of dainty, lavender-and-white flowers that start blooming in August and continue without pause until frost, sometimes past. The leaves are a soft mid-green that always looks fresh. When crushed, they give off a rush of tart, minty fragrance that works like smelling salts on a hot day. For that reason alone, Calamintha is a fine choice for the front of borders, where a pinch is always at hand. 2021 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year®.

This amazing plant thrives in any well-drained, sunny location and shrugs off heat and drought (afternoon shade is recommended in the warmer reaches of Zone 9 in the West). We've yet to find a color or shape that it doesn't look perfectly natural with. As you can tell, we're nuts about Calamintha.

For more information on the growing and care of Calamintha, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (8 Reviews) Write a Review

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This is by far my absolute favorite plant ordered last year. Waiting to receive more this season. Gorgeous, lush and flowers well into fall. Rain or shine, it flourishes. Toward the end of the season it was a bumblebee favorite.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

So happy I purchased these !

This plant is an absolute must have !!!! I purchased 7 of them a few years back and they have grown more beautiful every year. Blooms start towards end of summer here when the garden really needs it and lasts through the fall. Large, bushy, airy, delicate white blooms that really pop in the garden. Doesn't flop over, not bothered by any pests and comes back better every year !!!!

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I love these, and plan to get more next fall. They are airy, covered in blooms, nod gently in the breeze but never fall down in the rains, and get lots of visits from the bees. Such a nice addition to the garden to fill in between brighter pops of color, sort of like a rest for the eyes.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Love that Calamintha

Tried this last year for the first time, and am ordering 2 more this year. It's a lovely yet sturdy addition to the garden. I had it in front of some species lilies, and it was a great combo. The bees were all over it, and it lasted well into the cool fall.

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Very drought tolerant

Used in a Xeric garden and is wonderful with Lavenders, sages and all penstemons.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: kal-uh-min'th   

Full sun (afternoon shade is recommended in the warmest reaches of Zone 9 in the West) and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Has shrubby tendencies. Leave the fine, twiggy stems up over winter to catch light snowfalls. Cut back to live wood in spring. In the South, plants may look tired after the first wave of bloom; cut to the ground in midsummer for a fresh crop of bright green leaves.

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