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 CharacteristicsResilient plant that does well in heat and drought. Self seeds true to the cultivar.
CarePlant in dappled shade in moist but well-drained soil.
PropagationSow seed in container in spring, or divide in early spring.
- Genus : Calamintha
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest