PlantsClinopodium→Lesser Calamint (Clinopodium nepeta 'Blue Cloud')

Botanical names:
Clinopodium nepeta Accepted
Calamintha nepeta Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Lilac
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 1:40 PM

Lesser Calamint (Clinopodium nepeta 'Blue Cloud') in bloom is an absolute pollinator magnet. The bees especially love it. Lesser Calamint is a member of the mint family and has aromatic leaves. This plant enjoys full sun, blooms in late summer, and reseeds well. It does well in medium to dry soil, making it a good candidate for hot summer weather with some drought tolerance.

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