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Common Calamint

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$49.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 14 Inches
  • Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Common Calamint is a hardy plant that can thrive in conditions unsuitable for most plants. Also known as Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta, this plant boasts dainty, white and light-purple flowers that bloom on tall stems. The flowers bloom from August until the first frost for lovely late-season color. Both the flowers and the foliage give off a sweet fragrance.

Grow Common Calamint in beds or borders. This flowering plant is at home in a cottage garden and is a good choice for hands-off gardeners since it thrives with little care. Common Calamint is drought tolerant and can easily grow in low-quality soil, so it fits right in as part of a xeriscape landscape. This herbaceous perennial grows in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Common Calamint Care

Plant Common Calamint in a sunny spot because this beauty needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. The soil should be neutral to acidic, moist, and well drained. This plant prefers consistent moisture, so water when the top several inches of soil dry out. Common Calamint is drought tolerant, but water during an extended dry period to ensure the plants thrive. Fertilization is unnecessary, but plants grown in poor soil will benefit from a dose of balanced plant food once during the spring.

Common Calamint will self-seed and can quickly overtake a garden. Many gardeners remove the spent flowers to avoid thinning out the bed later. This plant is susceptible to powdery mildew, so water near the base to keep the foliage as dry as possible.

Common Calamint Spacing

Common Calamint has a bushy, upright, mounded growth habit and will reach 12 to 14 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide. Create a dense and hardy mass planting by spacing plants 14 to 16 inches apart.

Common Calamint Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 14 Inches
Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Midsummer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Hand Pick For You
Common Name: Common Calamint
Other Name(s): Calamint
Scientific Name: Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
SKU:
1231001342-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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