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    Dwarf Calamint

    Calamintha nepeta

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    Dwarf Calamint (Calamintha nepeta) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Dwarf Calamint in bloom

    Dwarf Calamint in bloom

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    Dwarf Calamint (Calamintha nepeta) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Dwarf Calamint flowers

    Dwarf Calamint flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  12 inches

    Flower Height:  18 inches

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Ornamental Features

    Dwarf Calamint features dainty spikes of powder blue trumpet-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. Its fragrant oval leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Dwarf Calamint is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Self-Seeding

    Dwarf Calamint is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Herb Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Dwarf Calamint will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Herb 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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