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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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Calamintha grandiflora (Large-flowered calamint)

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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