CALAMINTHA nepeta

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CALAMINTHA nepeta

Nepitella, Lesser Calamint

(CLINOPODIUM)
Select Item No. CA021

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: West Asia, South Europe, Middle East, Caucasus: alpine steppes, rocky meadows.
Special Features: CALAMINTHA nepeta is attractive, sturdy and long flowering. Leaves and flowers with spicy scent.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: light blue-pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: simple, ovate, glabrous, green, aromatic scented
Growth Habit: clumping / bushy
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.25641 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3900
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
early spring - late summer
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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