Genus: Calamint

Calamintha

Photo/Illustration: 
C. Colston Burrell
Calamint (Calamintha)
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Lamiaceae
Calamintha is a genus of about 8 perennial species from grassland, scrub, and woodlands in Northern temperate regions. They are grown for their aromatic foliage ( Calamintha is a member of the mint family) and clusters of tubular, 2-lipped flowers. Most species have blue flowers, but some are pink or white. Grow in a border or open woodland.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Aromatic. Attractive to bees. 
Care:  Grow in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

Divide in early spring, or sow seed in a cold frame in spring.

Problems: 

Generally trouble-free, but powdery mildew may be a problem.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Calamintha

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Calamint
Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'
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Lesser calamint
Calamintha nepeta