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 foliage from mid-summer to fall. Plant it near a pathway or seating area or in a container so that you can conveniently run your fingers through its leaves, releasing its wonderfully minty scent. Calamint is quite drought tolerant and makes a wonderful edging and rock garden plant. The Marvelette Series is a big improvement on older varieties, with a dense, compact habit and earlier, larger and more numerous blooms. It also blooms the first year from seed! Sow seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out into the garden. Deer resistant. Perennial. Summer to fall blooming. Height: 8" to 10".
Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.