Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata' Calamint



Calamintha grandiflora ‘Variegata’ forms upright, bushy mounds of soft green and creamy white variegated leaves, maintaining their variegation until early fall. Blooms are complimented by clusters of dark pink flowers, studded on short spikes among the leaves that grow early in the summer.

Calamintha ‘Variegata’ is a close cousin to other garden mints, hence its common name of “Calamint” and is attractive to a wide variety of pollinators, such as butterflies or bees. Calamintha ‘Variegata’ tends to spread out from wherever it is planted and prefers light shade with medium to moist soil. Deer resistant and fragrant foliage make it a great choice for any border garden.


  • Common Names: Calamint
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: average, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 10-18
  • Width at Maturity: 15
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Mid-summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Variegated

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer.
  • Other Features: Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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