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Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

White Cloud lesser calamint

Native to Europe & the Mediterranean


Fragrant tiny white flowers, above minty fragrant foliage, literally flower from mid June to a hard frost. Deer and critter resistant, yet pollinators and butterflies flock to the flowers. Grows well in full sun to partial shade in dry to average soil and is extremely drought tolerant.  


1-2 ft


1-2 ft


18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Bloom Color:


Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Pollinators


  • Favorite
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Rock Garden
  • Container
  • Long Blooming
  • Clay Soil
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Fragrant


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July
  • June
  • October
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Plants that work well with Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Homestead purple verbena Homestead purple verbena (Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple')
Butterfly weed Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Purple coneflower Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry')

Substitutions for Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Blue Cloud lesser calamint Blue Cloud lesser calamint (Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud')