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Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’
Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’
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Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’

Dwarf Catmint

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.108.140

A compact Catmint from seed offering masses of large, striking, purple-blue flowers on upright spikes the first year. The foliage is mid-green and smells of mint. Terrific for edging a border or growing along a pathway. Also excellent in containers. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Foliage has a delightful minty fragrance. Easy and reliable, this does not spread around like regular mint. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. In regions with hot and humid summers this sometimes benefits from a hard clip back in late July, to rejuvenate. Tolerates both dry and moist soils.

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Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’

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
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate