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Calamintha nepeta subsp. glandulosa 'White Cloud' (Lesser calamint)

Calamintha nepeta subsp. glandulosa 'White Cloud'

Lesser calamint

Bright white flowers are larger and showier than the species. It is a longer-lived and better smelling substitute for baby's breath! June-October bloom in an average to dry location.

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Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud' - 72 per flat $43.20
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Height

1-2 Feet

Spread

1 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Lesser calamint Interesting Notes

The name of the genus, Calamintha, is derived from the Greek Kalos (excellent because of the ancient belief in its power to drive away serpents and the dreaded basilisk - the fabled king of the serpents, whose very glance was fatal.

 

Any perennial with the staying power of calamint and its airy beauty deserves accolades from more than the bees. From sunrise to sunset, from June through frost, the airy racemes of tiny, white-lipped flowers attract a motley crew of nectar seekers. Standing knee-high, the small, bushy beauty is delicate but wiry, standing up to any kind of weather, soldiering through rain, overbearing sun, muggy air and clear fall days without a hint of disease or pest problems. It softens a border as well -- better than its temperamental look-alike, baby's breath, and calamint is aromatic to boot. Planted with the setting sun behind it, calamint turns into a luminous star of the evening garden. Vice versa in the morning. Diane Heilenman, Louisville Courier-Journal

Calamintha nepeta subsp. glandulosa 'White Cloud' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Calamintha is found on dry, rocky sites, but does wonderfully in average garden soil. Full sun, average fertility. Use it to underplant leggy perennials such as Echinacea.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fast
Fast
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Container
Container
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Moist
Moist
Average
Average

Additional Information

Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Rock Garden
Border
Propagation Type
Vegetative