2021 Perennial Plant of the Year

Calamint, Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta
Calamint, Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta

Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers, sometimes with pale blue, appear from early summer to fall. Undemanding and dependable, calamint provides the perfect companion for other summer bloomers and foliage plants. This full-sun perennial has a low-mounding or bushy habit, ideal for the front of the border in the landscape bed.

This plant is durable and pest-free. Calamint benefits bees and other pollinators by flowering throughout the summer and the aromatic foliage is deer-resistant. Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta is a favorite low-growing component of self-sustaining gardens.

This is a low-maintenance deciduous perennial and will tolerate drought once established. It can be cut back lightly, if desired, to create neater habit or remove spent blooming stems.

Source: Perennial Plant Association