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Calamint, Lesser (Calamintha nepeta)


Perennial

Culinary

Ideal Pot Plant

Medicinal
Height: 12 inches
Aspect: Sun or partial shade
Soil Type: Free Draining
Uses: Teas, Medicinal
Care: Trim back older foliage to promote new growth
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Description:

Calamint, Lesser (Calamintha nepeta)

Calamint, Lesser – Calamintha nepeta

Calamint, Lesser – Calamintha nepeta is a bushy perennial with aromatic leaves and pale purple/pink flowers.  The flowers are also attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Plants like a sunny position in well drained soil. Trim back older foliage in order to promote fresh growth.

A versatile herb Calamint has both culinary and medicinal properties. Use fresh young leaves with salads or to flavour meats. Leaves can also be used in teas. Harvest leaves either side of flowering to use fresh or dry them. Leaves are also good in potpourris.

WARNING! MUST NOT CONSUME IF PREGNANT!

£2.10

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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Height

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle

Perennial

Colour

Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

Yes

Medicinal

Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea

Yes

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes

Culinary Herbs

Not culinary

Scented

Mint

Herb Group

Other

A-Z

C

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