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Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Blue Cloud lesser calamint

Native to Europe & The Mediterranean (cultivar)


A plethora of pale blue flowers from June through a hard frost on compact plants.  With some salt tolerance and great drought tolerance, these plants will bring the butterflies and other pollinators to the scene.  Fragrant foliage deters creatures from eating the foliage.  Perfect for the front of the border or an addition to a created meadow.


10-12 in


12-18 in


18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Pollinators


  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Rock Garden
  • Container
  • Reblooming
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July
  • June
  • October
  • September

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Substitutions for Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

White Cloud lesser calamint White Cloud lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud')
Catmint Catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low')