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Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud' (lesser calamint)

Calamintha nepeta ssp. 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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Height

1-2 Feet

Spread

1-2 Feet

Spacing

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

lesser calamint Interesting Notes

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 ssp. 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.

Good Substitutions

lesser calamint Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Well-Drained
Dry
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Propagation Type
Vegetative