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Calamintha nepeta (Lesser Calamint) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Lesser Calamint (Calamintha nepeta) Herb in 9cm Pot

Calamintha nepeta or Lesser Calamint is a perennial shrub, forming a compact mound of shiny, green oregano-like leaves. The flowers are lavender pink. The plant reaches a height of 18 inches. The Lesser Calamint smells like a cross between mint and oregano. It attracts honeybees and butterflies.

Herb usage

It is used as a spice in Italian cuisine where it is called mentuccia, nipitella or nepitella.

Buy Lesser Calamint on line

Our potted Lesser Calamint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Calamintha nepeta (Lesser Calamint) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Very well drained soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 60cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Calamintha Nepeta
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Mediterranean
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    healthy plants

    Posted by greenfingers on 30th Jun 2020

    great way of packing herbs arrived safe and sound

  • 4
    Arrived in good condition but pot-bound

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2019

    Plant arrived healthy and in good condition. It was well packed and protected. However I was surprised to find it pot bound. Thankfully, having prised the roots apart and potted it on it is growing away well.

  • 5
    Really pretty tubular bells

    Posted by Lena Lawrence on 25th Feb 2019

    I love this one. Arrived well packed and looked healthy. One week on and it is really going well. Will be planting this one in my herb bed as I don’t have this type of flower in there at the moment. Can’t wait to see it in bloom attracting bees and my favourites, butterflies. Thank you Hooksgreen.

  • 5
    very pretty and a very good plant

    Posted by juliet on 3rd Jul 2017

    Lovely little herb - this is a good size and very robust specimen, really pretty amongst other plants