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Calamintha grandiflora ‘Variegata’
Calamintha grandiflora ‘Variegata’
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Calamintha grandiflora ‘Variegata’

Variegated Calamint

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.108.100

Calamints are close cousins to the garden mint, but without the nasty spreading habit and are native to Europe and the Middle East. This selection forms an upright, bushy mound of soft green, oval-shaped leaves, splashed with creamy-white. Pleasantly fragrant. Rose-pink flowers are studded on short spikes among the leaves in midsummer. This will slowly spread to form a small patch. Attractive to butterflies. Useful towards the front of the border, in a woodland setting among Hosta or ferns. Also attractive in mixed containers. Remove any all-green shoots as soon as they are noticed, since this plant has a tendency to revert.

Further details for
Calamintha grandiflora ‘Variegata’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate