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Calamintha nepeta /Lesser Calamint

Calamintha nepeta  / Calamintha nepeta
An herb whose leaves havea minty fragance
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An herb whose leaves havea minty fragance

Can be used as a ground cover on rocky, drier soils

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Scientific Name: Calamintha nepeta
Common Name: Lesser Calamint
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: The entire plant smells strongly of peppermint which come from both leaves and flowers. When walks through a garden containing it, the fragrance is easily detected and the flowers stay in bloom for about 6 weeks starting in late summer. Grows well in dry or rocky soils.