Days to Germination:14-21 days
Calamintha nepeta. Bees and butterflies adore this aromatic, sun-loving, deer-resistant perennial. Broad spikes of tiny tubular flowers smother the trouble-free, gray-green, minty foliage from mid summer to fall. Sow seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out into the garden. Press the seeds into the soil surface and keep them moist until germination. Harden off the seedlings by slowly introducing them to the outdoors over the span of a week, and then plant them out into the garden, 10" to 12" apart, after all danger of frost has passed, in full sun to partial shade and well draining soil. Calamint is quite drought-tolerant and makes a wonderful edging and rock garden plant. It also blooms the first year from seed! Perennial. Summer to fall blooming. Height: 8" to 10".