Perennial of the Year 2021!
This undemanding and dependable perennial is not only aromatic and bee-friendly but also deer resitant and hardy. Pairs well with Phlox 'David' and Panicum 'Northwind'.
Calamintha nepeta is a bushy, rhizomatous, perennial herb of the mint family that is native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. It's leaves may be dried for potpourris or sachets. Easily grown in slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers evenly moist soils, but tolerates some drought. It mMay spread in the garden by rhizomes and/or self-seeding to form an interesting ground cover. Shear or cut back plants after flowering to tidy the planting, to remove unsightly foliage and/or to prevent any unwanted self-seeding.