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Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Blue Cloud Catmint

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Blue Cloud Catmint is a compact perennial with small green foliage that smells strongly of mint.  Huge amounts of tiny, pale lavender-blue flowers bloom on spikes above the foliage in early summer until fall attract butterflies, pollinators, and hummingbirds.  Prefers sunny areas in well-drained soils.  Tolerates light afternoon shade and drought.

Catmint used to be used as a tea for its medical properties that helped relieve stomach aches and cramping, and insomnia.  Fresh leave poultices have also been used to lessen discoloration from bruises.*

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread: 

1.5' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 7

Culture: 

Full Sun 

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance. Foliage may decline in hot and humid summer climates.  Cut back after flowering to tidy the plant or prevent self-seeding.  Watch for powdery mildew.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasNative Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: False Sunflower, Daylily, Daisy

IMAGES: Huhu UetCalamintha nepeta Blue CloudCC BY 3.0, (2) Photo by Leonora (Ellie) EnkingCalamintha nepeta, (3) Photo by cultivar413150829 179 Battery Park

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown

*ServeScape does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.


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