Calamint was the 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year is great for sunny, dry areas. Plants grow into spreading clumps of glossy green, mint scented foliage with a distinct flowing upright habit. The pale white/blue flowers appear prolifically all season will attract droves of pollinators. Catmint is a gorgeous native alternative to Russian Sage and will grow in similar conditions.
For those looking for an ultra-easy to grow perennial that is at home in foundation plantings, border gardens, rock gardens, and even containers nepeta is an excellent choice.
*Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery
|Bloom Color:||White with many flowers almost to the ground|
|Bloom Period:||Early summer to late fall|
|Genus & Species:||Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta|
|Mature Height:||12 to 15 inches|
|Mature Spread:||12 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10 to 20 inches|
|Planting Depth:||At crown level (base of the plant)|
|Planting Time:||Spring or mid to late-summer planting|
|Soil Type:||Prefers soil with good drainage, drought tolerant|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Calamintha Nepeta
Beloved because they are easy to grow these perennials will provide a great show of white color for a long period during the summer. They prefer full sun and will do best in ordinary, but well-drained soil. Cutting the plants back in the spring will promote more compact growth.