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Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'
Common Name: Calamint Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'

Spearmint-scented, pale green foliage splashed with creamy white. Covered in early summer with magenta, bell-shaped flowers. Calamint has soft, neat mounds of foliage and profuse summer flowers that attract bees. It prefers full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Calamints are close cousins to the garden mint but only spread slowly. Remove any all-green shoots as soon as they are noticed since plants can sometimes revert in places. Attractive to butterflies.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Damp woods and scrub, often on limestone.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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