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Large-flowered Calamint, Beautiful Mint
Scientific Name: Calamintha grandiflora (L.) Moench
Synonym: Satureja grandiflora
Family: Lamiaceae
Large-flowered Calamint, Beautiful Mint (Calamintha grandiflora)
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Calamintha grandiflora in the Curtis Botanical Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-10,14-24,31-41
USDA: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Western Europe to Middle-East

Growth Habits: Perennial, 14-24 inches tall (35-60 cm), 12-18 inches spread (30-45 cm); very aromatic foliage.

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds (blooms the first year), spreads by rhizomes

'Variegata' is a cultivar with green and white foliage.

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant pink flowers, 1.5 inches long (3.8 cm), produced along the stem, all the summer.

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