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Calamintha grandiflora (Large-flowered calamint)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calamintha grandiflora

Other names

Large-flowered calamint

Genus

Calamintha Calamintha

Species

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.


Calamintha grandiflora is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Minty fragrance

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

In autumn cut the flowers and leaves down to the ground

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Calamintha grandiflora (Large-flowered calamint) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in a bright, but not baking position with moist, humus rich, well-drained soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Calamintha grandiflora

Other names

Large-flowered calamint

Genus

Calamintha Calamintha

Species

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Minty fragrance

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Grey-green in Summer

General care

Pruning

In autumn cut the flowers and leaves down to the ground

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calamintha grandiflora (Large-flowered calamint) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in a bright, but not baking position with moist, humus rich, well-drained soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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