Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Calamintha nepeta ‘White Cloud’

Lesser catmint

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'
  • Common name: Lesser catmint
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Silver

Lesser catmint, Calamintha nepeta, is a small, bushy perennial with fragrant, grey-green leaves and tiny white or lilac summer flowers. Like all catmints, it’s extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators, and its compact habit makes it a great choice for a small garden or container.

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Calamintha nepeta ‘White Cloud’ forms a neat mound of fragrant leaves from which spikes of tiny, white-lipped flowers appear from June until the first frosts. It’s easy to grow and looks fabulous in the evening light.

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Grow Calamintha nepeta ‘White Cloud’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut back after flowering or leave the seeds to develop for birds.

How to grow Calamintha 'White Cloud'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Calamintha 'White Cloud' and wildlife

Calamintha 'White Cloud' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It is a caterpillar food plant, has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Calamintha 'White Cloud' poisonous?

Calamintha 'White Cloud' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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