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Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'

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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.

ProblemsPowdery mildew.

  • 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

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