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Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata' (Calamint)

Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata' Photo/Illustration: C. Colston Burrell

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata' kal-ah-MIN-thah gran-di-FLOR-ah Common Name: Calamint Synonyms: Clinopodium grandiflorum Genus: Calamintha
A well-behaved perennial from the mint family (Lamiaceae), variegated calamint has pale-green, oval leaves with strong white marbling. It sends up a wealth of clear-pink tubular flowers that muster an army of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds from mid- to late summer. It’s eye-catching both in and out of bloom and has a wonderful minty fragrance all season long.
Noteworthy characteristics: Resilient plant that does well in heat and drought. Self seeds true to the cultivar.
Care: Plant in dappled shade in moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Sow seed in container in spring, or divide in early spring.
Problems: Powdery mildew.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Self Seeds; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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