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Calamintha nepeta (Lesser Calamint) Herb Plant

  • Buy Calamintha nepeta Lesser Calamint | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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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.

Other Details

Full sun
Soil Type:
Very well drained soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Calamintha Nepeta
RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Special Features:
Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden:

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Product Reviews

  1. healthy plants 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2020

    great way of packing herbs arrived safe and sound

  2. Arrived in good condition but pot-bound 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  3. Really pretty tubular bells 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  4. very pretty and a very good plant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2017

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

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