Calamint (Clinopodium nepeta subsp. nepeta)

Botanical names:
Clinopodium nepeta subsp. nepeta Accepted
Calamintha nepetoides Synonym
Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-30 inches
Plant Spread: 20-36 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: summer 2012
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Location: Chicago, ILDate: 2012-08-17 A very bad photo of a lovely plant.  This is an immature, newly p
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Aug 21, 2012 7:37 PM

One of my absolute favorite new plant discoveries. This plant is rock hardy and shrugs off heat, drought, cold, rain, wind and anything else you could think of throwing at it. When mature, it maintains a perfectly manicured domed form that remains in impeccably abundant flower for months and months. Foliage is delightfully scented to humans and therefore is avoided by rodent pests (rabbits and squirrels). Flowers are adored by bees. I have observed dozens of happy honeybees and bumblebees nectaring on a mature plant. This plant is rumored to self seed but I have not yet noticed any seedlings. If I had the space, I would plant dozens of this plant. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it.

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