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Dwarf Calamint

  • Scientific Name: Calamintha nepeta
  • Garden: Beneficial Insects and Compost Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

Easy to grow, so useful, pretty and even a nice edible that we enjoy in summer iced teas. A dome shaped perennial that is virtually everblooming. Clouds of tiny white flowers are absolutely LOVED by pollinators of every kind. A well grown clump in bloom is a buzzing fountain of activity. Blooms May to September unabated. Full sun, rich to average well drained soil with light but consistent summer irrigation. The fine white clouds of flowers work well as filler in borders or as a low cloud supporting taller flowers. Winter deciduous. Loved by the kitties. To 2′ tall and 2′ wide in a single season. Cold hardy and low water. Plant type: Herbaceous perennial | Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Biome: Deer Resistance, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4b -20º to -25ºF Foliage color: Dark Green | Foliage season: Winter Deciduous

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CANE full PAS (©2020 Pat Stephens), CANE flower CM (©2020 Cheri Moland), CANE leaf CM (©2020 Cheri Moland)
About the Master Gardeners Natural Gardens
The demonstration gardens are meant to show different ways to practice earth-friendly techniques at home. There are eight beautiful backyard example gardens that fit any yard size or preference.
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