Lesser catmint

Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Lesser catmint - Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta  'Blue Cloud'

Common Name: Lesser catmint
Genus: Calamintha
Species: nepeta subsp. nepeta
Cultivar: 'Blue Cloud'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This upright bushy plant produces a haze of tiny blue flowers with long purple bracts from June right through to September. When crushed the oval dark green leaves emit a spearmint-like scent and the flowers are a magnet for bees. Try this lovely catmint in a warm sunny spot in the garden among herbs or Mediterranean-style plants. 

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.