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.