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Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'

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 CharacteristicsAromatic. Attractive to bees. 

CareGrow in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil.

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

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

Species and cultivars

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