A mulitude of hazy lilac flowers in summer.
It has got a lovely minty lemon fragrance, this plant deserves to be better known.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, border or patio and is undemanding provided it is given well drained soil.
Buy herbs online with confidence, because this is trouble free and easy.
Is also known as Lesser Calamint and Nepitella.
Botanical name: Calamintha nepeta.
Calamint culinary uses:
Use to give a mint taste to tea and put the flowers onto salads.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap. Also it can be planted next to a path where it can give off it’s minty lemon fragrance.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture, or it can withstand a fairly dry soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy if drainage is good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim after the flowers have finished and it will probably flower again.
Leaves can get speckled from Leafhopper damage.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
Purchase herbs online from Boundary Nursery.