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botanical name:
Calamintha grandiflora
Calamintha grandiflora © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Calamint
synonyms:  Clinopodium grandiflorum
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Aromatic, branching, bushy, rhizomatous perennial with ovate, toothed, dark green leaves, pale green underneath, about 5cm long. Lax cymes of pink flowers in summer.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.

By seed or division.

Borders, rock gardens.
Attractive to bees.

other notes:
From Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Turkey and Iran.

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