Growing Calamintha (Calamint)

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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