Calamintha nepeta Blue cloud

Calamintha nepeta Blue cloud growing herbaceous subshrub or shrub of the genus Clinopodium also known as Clinopodium nepeta or Lesser calamint, Calamintha nepeta Blue cloud perennial evergreen or cold deciduous plant edible and also used as ornamental fragrant plant and ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate.

Leaves edible, color green in oval to elliptic shape, leaves fragrant remind Mint with Marjoram.

Calamintha nepeta Blue cloud flower

Flower color blue to purple, flowers small grow on stems in inflorescence, the flowers cover all the plant in the season.

How to grow: 

Requirements for Calamintha nepeta Blue cloud growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive plant

When is the best time to plant?
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails

Pruning season:
Winter

How to prune:
Dead flowers stem and dead stems, for edible growing better to prevent bloom stems

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 1-2 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Planting Season: 
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Blooming: 

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Blue to purple small flowers that grow on stems in inflorescence, the flowers cover all the plant in the season

Blooming Season : 
Edible leaves: 

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish cut the leaves with the stems

Information about leaves:
Green oval to elliptic leaves, leaves are fragrant remind Mint with Marjoram.

Uses of Calamintha nepeta Blue cloud leaves:
Beverage, herbs, spices