Calamintha nepeta Blue Cloud description:
Masses of hazy lilac flowers in the summer and autumn.
This plant has got a very minty lemon fragrance.
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 the middle of a border, cottage garden, wildlife garden.or rough area, and it is very easy if given well drained soil.
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Common names: Blue Cloud Lesser Calamint and Blue Cloud Nepitella.
Also known as: Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta ‘Blue Cloud’
The picture shows it in early flower:
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space. It can also be planted next to a path where it will 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:
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 very speckled from Leafhoppers.
Hoe out self sown seedlings.
Size of plant:
Height 35 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
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