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Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint

Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue'

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Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue') at Vandermeer Nursery

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint in bloom

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint in bloom

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Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue') at Vandermeer Nursery

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint flowers

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


Tiny lavender-blue flowers cover this variety throughout summer, on its low, mounding form; an excellent choice for borders and containers

Ornamental Features

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint features dainty spikes of lavender trumpet-shaped flowers with powder blue overtones rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. Its fragrant oval leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Herb Gardens

Planting & Growing

Marvelette Blue Dwarf Calamint will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Herb 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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