Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Lesser Calamint

Botanical Name:

Calamintha nepetaImage of lesser calamint

Common Name(s):
Lesser Calamint, Mountain Balm
Categories:
Herbaceous Perennial
Comment:
Perennial herb of the mint family. Leaves are very fragrant when crushed. Likes evenly moist soil and will tolerate light afternoon shade.
Height:
1 to 1.5 feet
Flowering Period:
June to September
Flower Color:
White to Lilac
Usage:
Rock Garden, Natural area, excellent for walk edges, Fragrant leaves and flowers
Hardiness:
USDA Zones 5-7
Propagation:
Spreads in the garden by RImage of a bee on a lesser clamint plant
Full Sun
Soil:
Will tolerate rocky soils, likes to stay evenly moist and well drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coast
Origins:
Europe and the Mediterranean region
Pollinator Attracted:
Wasps, Bees

Page By Tracie Bowers EMGV

Pollinator haven logo image