Calamint (Clinopodium arkansanum)
Calamint (Clinopodium arkansanum)

Calamint (Clinopodium arkansanum)

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Relishes hot, dry sites (rock walls & rock gardens). Tea from this aromatic herb has a pennyroyal flavor.
Item #: CLARK
Binomial Clinopodium arkansanum, Calamintha arkansana

Calamint would be a great choice for rock gardens, rock walls, and green roofs; it thrives in hot, dry sites.

As soon as scratch-and-sniff technology for the computer gets here, you'll be amazed; calamint's crushed leaves are very aromatic.  A pennyroyal-flavored tea can be made from them.

Uses:  rock garden, green roof, bees, tea
Bloom time:  June - September

Height:  6 to 12 inches
Space:  12 inches

Sun:  Full sun
Moisture:  Dry to average

Seed: The tiny seeds need light in order to germinate, so just sow them on the surface. Cold stratification is usually not needed.
  • At least 200 seeds per packet
  • 62,500 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet
  • 1.5 lb. per acre

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