An easy to grow perennial, similar to catmint, with fresh mint-scented leaves. Calamintha attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, thrives in sun to part shade. Ideal planted in borders, path edges, and containers. A Mediterranean native, calamintha prefers well-drained soil and afternoon shade in hot summer areas.
MARVELETTE SERIES Calamintha Seeds
Quick to flower the first year from seed. Marvelette calaminthas are superior to earlier varieties, with large, showy flower spikes blooming profusely above uniform, mounding, 8 in. plants. Winter hardy to zone 5.
MARVELETTE BLUE Calamintha
2016 Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner. Fragrant, bright violet blue flowers bloom throughout the summer on 8 in. tall, neatly rounded plants.
MARVELETTE WHITE Calamintha
2016 Fleuroselect Novelty Award Winner. 8 in. high mounds produce many pure white, mint-scented flower spikes all summer.
How to Plant Calamintha Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 14-30 days.