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A picture of a Alpine Calamint

Alpine Calamint

Clinopodium alpinus

Also known as

Rock Thyme, Alpine Basil

Alpen-Steinquendel (Acinos alpinus) auf der Rax I by Haeferl (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Alpine Calamint
A photo of Alpine Calamint

Alpine Calamint Overview

This is an easy to grow perennial species is well suited to alpine or rock gardens. It produces tubular, bilaterally symmetrical flowers that are bright purple and bloom in the summer.

Special features of Alpine Calamint

Ground cover