Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionLike a sea of soft purple-blue, 'Marvelette Blue' calamint's (Calamintha nepeta) tiny confetti-like flowers effortlessly flow over flowerbeds and perfectly fill containers. Delightfully minty, this herbaceous perennial boasts fragrant green foliage topped with masses of cool-toned flowers in early summer that persist throughout the season. This dreamy plant would make a great addition to pollinator gardens or any sunny spot. Plus, it's easy to grow, making it perfect for gardeners of any skill level.DetailsBotanical name: Calamintha nepeta 'Marvelette Blue' Common name: Calamint Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 10-12" tall x 12" wide Flower color: Purple, Blue Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer-Fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer, late summer Features: Space savers, rare & unusual, heat tolerant, fragrant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Border plant, mass planting, container plantings How To GrowSoil: Average to evenly moist soil is preferred. It tolerates some drought, but not preferred once established. Light: Full sun. Can tolerate some light shade in the afternoon. Water: Average. Tolerates some drought. Spacing: 12 inches Fertilizing: None needed. If you wish, apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No special care needed. Maintenance & pruning: Low-maintenance perennial. Can shear back lightly if needed to create a tidier habit or remove spent stems.
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I’m not sure these were Calamint or catmint plants. However, they came nicely packaged, we’re in great shape and alive when they arrived. The prices weren’t bad. Fast shipping.
It is great. Thriving in my garden and smells fresh and minty.
Msrvelrtte blue calamint
Well three of the four plants are in the ground and doing fairly well get morning sunshine and a wee bit of sunshine later in-the day .the are constantly blooming at track the bees and they are fragrant as well. The fourth plant struggled to get going right from the start i babied it thru it’s in the ground now it’s fifty fifth with that one if it makes it almost a twig compared to the other three ,still alive for now see how it goes I am very satisfied with my selection thank you maybe order more in the spring of 2023 larry z
I absolutely love catamint s! This has been blooming nonstop for me since getting it with these very pretty light blue flowers. I don’t even water it much and it just keeps going
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