Large-flowered calamint (Calamintha grandiflora)
C. grandiflora ~ C. grandiflora is a bushy plant with spreading rootstock. Dark-green, downy, toothed leaves are covered in tiny pale-purple flowers that seen from a distance looks like mist. A long-flowering season.
Plant in a bright, but not baking position with moist, humus rich, well-drained soil.
Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel
Calamint looks good in with other grey-leaved plants as a gentle colour contrast. Plant with quiet herbs, such as rosemary, rue and hyssop.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Full Sun, Partial Shade
South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
In autumn cut the flowers and leaves down to the ground
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