Lesser Calamint

February 26, 2021

Lesser Calamint

Characteristics & Cultural Requirements

  • Height/Spread: 18-24 inches tall by 18-24 inches wide
  • Habit/Form: mound
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist/well-drained soil

Ornamental Value

Perennial Plant Associations 2021 ‘Perennial Plant of the Year’. As magnificent as fireworks Calamint blooms bursting with small white, sometimes blue-tinged flowers from early summer through fall. This durable, pest free perennial is a must have! Sun loving, drought tolerant and a favorite of the pollinating insects Calamint boasts many desirable qualities. To maintain a clean habit, we recommend shearing or cutting back the plant after flowering, this will promote not only a more compact shape but additional blooms as well.

Landscape Uses

Massings, perennial mixed borders, naturalized plantings, urban sites

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