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Calamint

Calamintha grandiflora

Also known as

Greater Calamint, Large-Flowered Calamint

Thé d'Aubrac by Jmp48 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Calamint Overview

This rhizomatous, perennial species is mainly used for the edges of borders as it is small and neat, growing like a little bush. The flowers are small but add great pink colour to the garden throughout summer and autumn. It has a strong scent that comes from the leaves, and attracts both bees and butterflies.

How to propagate Calamint

Division

Seed

Special features of Calamint

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Autumn colour

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Calamint

It can be cooked and used as a herbal medicine for bruises and cramps.