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Calamintha nepeta (Lesser Catmint – Calamint)



Bees like these tall spikes of tiny white blooms, which make them a wonderful addition to a naturalized wildlife garden. readily reseeds or spreads via rhizomes. Utilize as a loose groundcover or let it overhang the walls of rocks. You may dry aromatic foliage to make potpourris.

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Scientific Name: Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta

This deer-resistant full sun to part shade perennial has petite lilac to white blooms and mint-scented green foliage when crushed.

The blooms are a pollinator magnet, attracting butterflies and other insects!

Self-cleaning flowers bloom from June through October.

We love planting these in clusters to create dramatic mounds, textural border for the garden bed, or sprawled over low retaining walls and containers. Also makes for a great informal ground cover.

This plant will reach a maturity of 12-18″ in height and 12-24″ in width.

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