Calamint
Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calamintha (kal-uh-MIN-tha) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Mason, Michigan

Omaha, Nebraska

Hilton, New York

Banner Elk, North Carolina

Monroe, North Carolina

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Claremore, Oklahoma

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Port Orchard, Washington

Stanwood, Washington

Great Cacapon, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 7, 2011, mehitabel45 from Whidbey Island, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Label states:

"Perennial. Rose flowers bloom midsummer. Mint-scented, green and white foliage. Grows 15-18" tall.
Good in borders, woodland, and as a ground cover.
Makes a sweet, aromatic tea.
Prefers a light, loamy, well-drained soil. Full sun to partial shade. Drought resistant."

Just picked it up on clearance, so will see what it does next year.

Positive

On Jun 27, 2011, placands from Hilton, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have grown this plant in my garden for many years. Perfers part shade. Will spread slowly. Is not an aggressive spreader like the rest of the mint family. Will also reseed itself.

Positive

On Nov 19, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rose flowers in July, and I've not had any problems with it spreading unwantedly.

Positive

On Aug 22, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms mid June to mid July in my garden. A very tidy, attractive plant.

Negative

On Aug 14, 2007, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I love this plant though unfortunately it reverted to all green leaves. To keep yours from reverting be sure to pinch off any leaves and stems when they start to revert. Wish I'd done that.

Positive

On Jul 31, 2006, Ordelia from Banner Elk, NC (Zone 6a) wrote:

A pleasant little plant with beautiful foliage and blooms. I haven't yet ha da problem with spreading-- but I use rocks for a mulch to control my invasive mints.

Neutral

On May 28, 2004, bcterp2 from Claremore, OK wrote:

Fresh and minty scent when rubbed. I just planted it so will give an update at the end of the season. Am concerned about spreading.